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The Nature Conservancy

Maryland / DC

Maryland / DC

The Nature Conservancy
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Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-897-8570


Latest News

  • Witness Trees Signal Hope in Flood-Prone Maryland Community

    Bay Journal | December 13, 2022

    The recent dedication of 140 Witness Trees, along with nine story posts and three memory benches, marks the first phase of a community-led effort aimed at making Turner Station more resilient against climate change, fostering a new generation of community leaders and honoring its rich legacy.

    Turner Station Conservation Teams, an all-volunteer nonprofit group, partnered on this effort with Baltimore County, The Nature Conservancy, the Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition, Union Baptist Church of Turner Station and Lyon Homes.

  • Restoring a Protected Preserve: Our Work at Nassawango

    National Aquarium Watermarks | December 5, 2022

    The National Aquarium shares an overview and reflection on the decade-long partnership with The Nature Conservancy aimed at restoring Atlantic white cedar forests at TNC's Nassawango Creek Preserve. It's an effort to return the preserve to its original ecology—one tree at a time.    

  • Podcast: The Story Of Fire and Ecological Restoration with Deborah Landau

    Rewilding Earth | November 28, 2022

    Maryland/DC's Director of Ecological Management, Deborah Landau,  joins the Rewilding Earth podcast to talk about fire's crucial role in the ecosystem, how TNC is bringing fire back to Maryland's landscapes and the beautiful, immediate effects that can be seen from a good burn. 

  • New Turner Station Project Fights Local Climate Change, Celebrates Heritage

    The Dundalk Eagle | November 21, 2022

    The unveiling of a new revitalization project for Turner Station on November 18 looks to bring environmental benefits and self expression from the community.

    Expanding Turner Station’s tree canopy, Baltimore County planted approximately 140 trees as part of a “Witness Trees” public art project to the Lyon Homes neighborhood of Turner Station.

    The project will be called Heritage Grove that will include a tree-lined path with “storyboards and benches,” reflecting on the history of Turner Station.

  • Turner Station Gets an Upgrade with 'Witness Trees'

    WMAR-ABC2 | November 18, 2022

    Local new channels WMAR in Baltimore highlights dedication ceremony for the Witness Trees project, the first part of a long-term project to help the Historically Black Community of Turner Station adapt to climate change, while celebrating its heritage.

  • Witness Trees Project Begins in Baltimore’s Turner Station Neighborhood

    Press Release | November 18, 2022

    One hundred and forty trees and nine story posts were planted on 2.5 acres of open space at Lyon Homes/Henrietta Lacks Village in the Turner Station neighborhood this week, which marked the completion of the first phase of the Witness Trees project. 

    The multi-year project aims to make the community more resilient against climate change, provide leadership development opportunities for Turner Station residents and highlight community stories about Turner Station’s past, present and future. Partners on the project include the Turner Station Conservation Teams, Baltimore County, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition (GBWC), Lyon Homes/Henrietta Lacks Village, and Union Baptist Church of Turner Station.

    A dedication ceremony was held at the site on Friday, November 18, where speakers included Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr., TSCT’s Michael Johnson, TNC’s Baltimore Community Project Manager Andrea van Wyk, Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition’s Ashley Traut, Lyon Homes’ Chris Woods and the Rev. W. Eric Johnson from the Union Baptist Church of Turner Station.

  • How Climate Change Is Impacting the Wedding Floral Industry

    The Knot | November 8, 2022

    Maryland/DC's Director of Land Management Deborah Barber is quoted extensively addressing how climate change is contributing to flower sourcing challenges.

  • Controlled burn planned for Rocky Gap State Park on Wednesday, November 9

    Press Release | November 7, 2022

    Rocky Gap State Park has announced that it is planning to conduct a 90-acre controlled burn on Evitt’s Mountain on Wednesday, November 9 in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) if weather conditions permit. 

    The final timing of the controlled burn will be dependent on weather and site conditions. Updates on the status of the burn will be available at the Friends of Rocky Gap Facebook page and TNC's Working with Fire program page on  

    The location of the controlled burn provides a unique opportunity to watch this conservation practice firsthand, so the State Park and TNC have also announced a public viewing station starting at 12:00 pm noon.

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