The Nature Conservancy
Maryland / DC
Maryland / DC
The Nature Conservancy
425 Barlow Place
Bethesda, MD 20814
Chapter Staff and Offices
Interim Director of Philanthropy
Director of Communications and Marketing
Senior Media Relations Manager
Volunteer and Engagement Specialist
Eastern Shore Field Office
114 South Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
Western Maryland Field Office
Resilient Forests Program
The Lila Building
81 Baltimore Street, Suite 608
Cumberland, MD 21502
Will dunes project be Deal Islanders’ line in sand against flooding?
Coastal habitats, such as forests and wetlands, can reduce flooding and erosion. Research being conducted on Maryland's Deal Island by The Nature Conservancy and George Mason University is aimed at quantifying these natural benefits.
Mount Olivet, un cementerio "esponja" (Mount Olivet, a cemetery "sponge")
Telemundo | September 25, 2018
¿Ud. quisiera saber como funciona jardínes de lluvia? En esta noticia de Telemundo, nuestros expertos hablan de como estes jardínes limpian agua de tormenta antes de que vaya al Rio Anacostia.
(Curious about how a rain garden works? Our experts explain how rain gardens are being used to clean stormwater before it reaches the Anacostia River in this news segment from Telemundo.)
Sustaining wetlands to mitigate disasters and protect people
The editorial, co-authored by MD/DC Director of Science Ariana Sutton-Grief, discusses the need for innovations in how we manage coastal wetlands to ensure that vulnerable coastal communities can benefit from their natural protections.
Giving the green light to impact investing in environmental projects
London’s Financial Times looks at innovations that are bringing private capital into conservation projects – including efforts by TNC to reduce pollution from stormwater runoff here DC.
Highlights from MD/DC
New online tool shows how oyster reefs can rescue a waterway
How many oysters would it take, and where should they be placed, to do the best job and justify the cost of building a reef? For the first time, a new interactive computer model is offering some answers. The Nature Conservancy funded the project along with the Oyster Recovery Partnership.
To protect pollinators, go easy on the fall garden cleanup
The Nature Conservancy's Deborah Landau offers some fall gardening tips that will help provide habitat for butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects.
Costly Maryland oyster project pays off in pollution reductions, study finds
A new study funded by TNC quantifies the water quality benefits provided by the restored oyster reefs in Harris Creek. TNC Chesapeake Bay Program director Mark Bryer is quoted numerous times about the value of the study, saying “I think it should have a really great impact on how the state thinks about its restoration moving forward.”
New study evaluates water quality benefits of Harris Creek oyster reef
A new study finds that Harris Creek's restored reefs are able to filter the full volume of the creek in less than ten days during summer months. Based on collected data, the restored reefs have the potential to remove one million pounds of nitrogen from the Chesapeake Bay over a decade.
Join fellow nature supporters at one of our three annual volunteer events:
March – Atlantic White Cedar Planting at Nassawango Creek Preserve
Join us to restore habitat at Nassawango Creek Preserve by planting Atlantic white cedar seedlings. This volunteer opportunity is in partnership with the National Aquarium Conservation Team (ACT!) and the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Nassawango Creek Preserve is located on Maryland's Eastern Shore, approximately 2.5 hours from Washington/Baltimore.
April – Red Spruce Tree Planting at Cranesville Swamp Preserve
Red spruce once covered thousands of acres in western Maryland. Join us as we replant several thousand locally-sourced red spruce seedlings to accelerate regeneration and restoration of forest cover. This volunteer opportunity takes place over two days; volunteers are welcome to join for one day or both. Cranesville Swamp Preserve is located in western Maryland approximately 3-4 hours from Washington/Baltimore.
November – Holiday Card Addressing Event
Join fellow Conservancy supporters over a cup of tea or coffee as we work to hand-address nearly 500 holiday card envelopes in preparation for the season! The event is hosted each year in the DC metro area.
Connect with The Nature Conservancy Worldwide
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. We are impacting conservation in 72 countries — protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia.