The Nature Conservancy Congratulates Washington, DC on Being Named to the 100 Resilient Cities Network
May 26, 2016
Program is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to physical, social and economic challenges. Learn More
March 07, 2016
Business and conservation interests set to invest in Washington, D.C.'s stormwater management program Learn More
October 19, 2015
"Jewels of Appalachia" Exhibit Highlights Amphibian Conservation Learn More
September 16, 2015
All Thirteen DC Councilmember parking spots will be converted to mini parks. Learn More
March 05, 2015
Report and online mapping tool informs planning that helps protect natural resources while meeting domestic energy needs. Learn More
USDA Awards Funds for Farmers to Implement Conservation Practices That Will Improve Delmarva Water Quality and Habitat
January 16, 2015
Rivers & Lakes
April 06, 2016
I’m thrilled about an innovative new strategy to protect urban water quality that combines conservation science, a new financial tool and the power of community in our cities.
March 18, 2016
D.C.’s marketplace for stormwater retention credits wasn't taking off, but a new investment could change that.
Philanthropy News Digest
March 12, 2016
The Nature Conservancy has announced a $1.7 million investment from Prudential Financial in support of efforts to prevent the runoff of millions of gallons of pollutant-laden stormwater from the nation’s capital into the nearby Potomac and Anacostia rivers, which flow into Chesapeake Bay.
Storm Water Solutions
March 09, 2016
In an effort to reduce the polluting effects of storm water on regional waterways, Prudential Financial is investing $1.7 million towards a new pilot collaboration between The Nature Conservancy and Encourage Capital called District Stormwater LLC (DS).
Frostburg State University
January 13, 2016
A Frostburg State University graduate student is digging deep into the history of Cranberry Swamp in Finzel.
Nature Conservancy magazine
Oceans & Coasts
December 01, 2015
To better manage shared marine resources, the five mid-Atlantic states are hauling in a wealth of data about what—and who—is using the ocean.
The Washington Post
Oceans & Coasts
September 23, 2015
Maryland can lay claim to the world’s largest man-made oyster reef. It was finished just days ago, and rests at the watery bottom of Harris Creek on the Eastern Shore, spread across more acres than the national Mall.
September 21, 2015
Like many farmers, John Swaine worked hard to control the runoff coming from the 1,800 acres of row crops he farms in Talbot County. He put in cover crops to absorb the excess nitrogen in the soil. He stopped tilling much of the Maryland farm’s soil to stem erosion, and he used integrated pest management to minimize his spraying of pesticides. When Swaine learned of a practice called the two-stage ditch that might control more of the runoff, he signed up to be one of the first Maryland farmers to adopt the practice.
September 18, 2015
DC council members are hosting a PARK(ing) Day event today, to support the conservation of natural space in the District. The DC Council is partnering with the Maryland and DC Chapter of the Nature Conservancy as well as Washington Parks & People to promote the local upkeep of parks and nature.
September 17, 2015
The District of Columbia is turning at least 35 parking spaces into mini-parks for the annual parking-place-to-public-space event, known as Park(ing) Day, held on the third Friday of September.
The Star Democrat
Oceans & Coasts
September 15, 2015
Tuesday, Sept. 15, was the last oyster spat planting in Harris Creek, wrapping up what the Nature Conservancy calls the largest oyster restoration project in the world.
Old-Growth Forest Network Press Release
September 11, 2015
On September 19th, Joan Maloof, founder of the Old-Growth Forest Network (OGFN), will dedicate Cordrey Forest of the Nassawango Preserve as the 50th forest to be included in the Old-Growth Forest Network. Forests in the Network are permanently protected from logging and are open to the public.
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Receives $2.2 Million to Protect Waterfowl and Other Bird Species
US Fish and Wildlife Service Press Release
September 10, 2015
Elizabeth Zucker with the Maryland/DC chapter of The Nature Conservancy, a key partner in the land purchase, said the funding helps support an ongoing effort to protect critical Chesapeake Bay wildlife habitats and water quality.
Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
September 04, 2015
“We will use fire as a tool to meet our ecological needs…Nature answers immediately thereafter.
Conservancy Talk blog
August 31, 2015
Going strong since 1979, the Nassawango Preserve Stewardship Committee ranks among the longest-serving groups of preserve volunteers in the history of The Nature Conservancy.
The Star Democrat
July 21, 2015
Talbot County received a grant of about $500,000 from the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bay Trust Fund to start tackling 25 priority projects aimed to clean local waterways through runoff pollution reduction. The county also worked with the Nature Conservancy and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to develop a targeting tool that identified the hotspots where total nitrogen might be, and also practices to try to reduce that nitrogen.