How We Work

Our work in Maryland and Washington, D.C., is focused on two areas where our outcomes can have the greatest impact:  Clean Water and Climate Resilience

Our conservation efforts under these two pillars span the region - from western Maryland's Central Appalachian forests to our nation's capital and beyond to the Chesapeake Bay and Mid Atlantic Seascape. 

  • RURAL SOLUTIONS. Restoring clean water and healthy habitat in the Chesapeake Bay means engaging with Maryland’s largest industry, agriculture, to reduce polluted runoff from farms.
  • URBAN SOLUTIONS. To secure clean water for more than 4 million people in our Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, we must reduce pollution from urban stormwater.
  • FOREST SOLUTIONS. Mounting evidence shows that protecting and restoring healthy, connected forests will enable habitats, wildlife and communities to ride out changes in our climate.
  • COASTAL SOLUTIONS. Natural solutions are helping to protect coastal habitats and communities from rising seas and the more frequent and intense storms we anticipate in the future.

Explore how we're advancing the protection and restoration of Maryland and Washington, D.C., now and for future generations.

Download the Maryland/DC Factsheet (pdf)

Conservation Pillars

Strategies and Solutions

Where We Work


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