Field Trips and Events

Get Involved Today!

Outdoor Adventures ~ Social Hours ~ Volunteer

Check this space often for updated listings of events, field trips, and volunteer opportunities. And if you haven’t already, be sure to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on Chapter happenings and share your involvement with friends.  If you have questions or want to get involved, email Kate Arion at with requests, ideas, or event RSVPs. We’ll see you there!

Want to visit a Nature Conservancy preserve on your own, but don’t know where to start?  Download an audio tour!  These recorded chronicles will take you on narrated journeys along trails in 13 different preserves. It's like having a naturalist in your pocket!

Special Events

  • 6K Walk for Water

    21st Street Entrance, U.S. Department of State
    April 23, 2014

    The U.S. Department of State and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are organizing a "Walk for Water" in honor of Earth Day.  The walk will start at the U.S. Department of State office, and then people will make their way down towards the National Mall, around ... Learn more

  • Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival

    Kingman Island
    575 Oklahoma Avenue NE Washington, DC (entrance at RFK Stadium Lot 6)
    April 26, 2014

    The Fifth Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival features two main stages of bluegrass and Americana music.  The festival celebrates local music, food, and culture as well as the revitalization of the Anacostia River, while supporting hands-on educati... Learn more

  • Spring 2014 Bird Walks

    Various locations
    April 29, 2014 - May 12, 2014

    Grab your binoculars and join fellow birders for great sights and sounds throughout the DC Metro area. Learn from our experienced trip leaders about the tremendous journeys these small birds have made and enjoy their beautiful colors and songs as they stop to “... Learn more

  • Red Spruce Planting

    Cranesville Swamp Preserve
    3.5 hours from DC/Baltimore
    April 26, 2014

    Red Spruce (Picea rubens) once covered thousands of acres in western Maryland before logging and burning at the turn of the last century drastically reduced its range. Join us as we replant several thousand red spruce seedlings “rescued” from a gas pipeli... Learn more

  • Sweetlife Festival Volunteers

    Merriweather Post Pavilion (Columbia, MD)
    May 10, 2014

    The Nature Conservancy is sponsoring Sweetgreen’s annual Sweetlife Festival, a music and food festival focused on sustainability and sourcing food from local and organic farms. We are in need of volunteers to help at the festival’s “Eco-Stores&rdquo... Learn more

  • Last Chance Kayaking!

    Key Bridge Boathouse (formerly Jack's Boathouse)
    3500 Water Street NW
    Washington, DC 20007
    October 20, 2013

    Still not ready to let go of summer? Join Generation Conservation* for a morning of kayaking at the Key Bridge Boathouse before it closes for the winter. We’ll enjoy a view of the fall foliage from the water, meet other nature enthusiasts, and le... Learn more

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Sign up to volunteer!

    Various Locations

    We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, from field work on our preserves to outreach events in DC. We have something for everyone! If you would like to volunteer with The Nature Conservancy, here are a couple of ways you can learn more about upcoming opportuni... Learn more

We’re Accountable

The Nature Conservancy makes careful use of your support.

More Ratings