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 efforts under these two pillars include both advocating for policies in the legislature and on-the-ground conservation work that spans the region - from western Maryland's Central Appalachian forests to our nation's capital and beyond to the Chesapeake Bay. 

  • RURAL SOLUTIONS. Engaging with Maryland’s largest industry, agriculture, to keep nutrients on farms and out of our streams and rivers.
  • URBAN SOLUTIONS. Unleashing the power of nature to secure clean drinking water and help make cities more resilient, livable places where both nature and people thrive.
  • COASTAL SOLUTIONS. Utilizing natural solutions to help protect coastal habitats and communities from rising seas and the more frequent and intense storms associated with climate change.
  • FOREST SOLUTIONS. Protecting and restoring healthy, connected forests that can enable habitats, wildlife and people to flourish as our climate changes.

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

Conservation Pillars

Strategies and Solutions

Where We Work


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