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USDA-NRCS (Clean Water) July 5, 2018
NRCS is taking a summer conservation roadtrip. Their first stop is Maryland, where The Nature Conservancy, NRCS, landowners and other partners are working together to help restore the Pocomoke River and reduce runoff into the Chesapeake Bay.
Historic DC cemetery doubles as pollution-absorbing sponge
Mother Nature Network (Clean Water) June 24, 2018
Mother Nature Network spotlights Mount Olivet Cemetery, where our science-driven green infrastructure initiative aims to help make DC’s waterways cleaner and greener.
NRCS Celebrates 25 Years of Preserving Farms and Wetlands
Press Release (Conservation Lands) June 15, 2018
Maryland celebrated a milestone as it marked the 25th anniversary of conservation easements, celebrating the power of partnerships in protecting and restoring critical landscapes for wildlife and water quality improvement.
Mt. Olivet Cemetery rain garden dedication
Video (Partnerships) May 22, 2018
Created by the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, this video highlighting the Mt. Olivet rain garden dedication features interviews with Nature Conservancy CEO Mark Tercek and Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
Historic Catholic Church Cemetery Employs Green Infrastructure to Address Stormwater Pollution
Conservancy Talk (Partnerships) May 14, 2018
Smart government policies, dynamic partnerships, and nature-based solutions provided a winning recipe to address stormwater pollution at DC's historic Mt. Olivet cemetery. In his latest blog, Conservancy CEO Mark Tercek addresses the next challenge - bringing this model to scale..
DC cemetery uses science to fight pollution
WTOP (Partnerships) May 7, 2018
The historic Mount Olivet Cemetery in Northeast D.C. is taking a unique approach to addressing pollution. For the first time, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is partnering with the Nature Conservancy to create rain gardens to retain stormwater and combat runoff pollution.
Cardinal blesses Mount Olivet green infrastructure project designed to ‘protect God’s magnificent creation’
Catholic Standard (Partnerships) May 7, 2018
Coverage of the dedication ceremony at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in which Cardinal Donald Wuerl blessed the green infrastructure installed by The Nature Conservancy, and CEO Mark Tercek delivered remarks.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl joins Nature Conservancy CEO Mark Tercek and guests at historic Mt. Olivet Cemetery for dedication and blessing of new stormwater gardens
Press Release (Clean Water) May 7, 2018
This green infrastructure project located in the 85-acre cemetery is thought to be the first collaboration of its kind between an environmental conservation organization and the Catholic Church to address the challenge of urban stormwater pollution.
Montgomery Week in Review
Video (Land Conservation) May 4, 2018
Ecologist Deborah Landau appeared on the weekly panel show to discuss The Nature Conservancy and why we are bringing fire back to local ecosystems. Skip to 8:00 to see the beginning of Deborah’s segment.
Maryland orders Exelon to shoulder Conowingo pollution reductions
Bay Journal (Chesapeake Bay) April 27, 2018
Chesapeake Bay program director Mark Bryer was interviewed by The Bay Journal about the order handed down by the Hogan administration that the Exelon corporation meet certain environmental requirements to receive a new operating license.
The Nature Conservancy and Lowe’s team up to build school garden at DC’s Seaton Elementary School
Press Release (Partnerships) April 27, 2018
On April 27th, students and teachers from Seaton Elementary School joined 30 volunteers from Lowe’s, staff from The Nature Conservancy and local partner City Blossoms, for a fun workday to revitalize an old 7,000 square foot garden in one of the most diverse schools in DC.
Maryland hosts first-ever state of the coast conference
Calvert Beacon (Coastal Resilience) April 22, 2018
Maryland/DC chapter Executive Director Tim Purinton will be among the speakers at this event focusing on healthy ecosystems, resilient communities and vibrant economies.
‘Forgotten’ Nassawango returns to its natural state
Bay Journal (Conservation Lands) April 20, 2018
Writer Rona Kobell explores Nassawango Creek, calling a paddle along the Pocomoke's largest tributary, "a journey begging to be taken." The Nassawango Creek Preserve has been protected by The Nature Conservancy since 1979.
Newly formed Mid-Atlantic 4R Nutrient Stewardship Association unites local farmers, agriculture industry, and conservation organizations to work for clean water and healthy soil
Press Release (Partnerships) April 13, 2018
Mid-Atlantic 4R will advance the groups’ existing missions of achieving cleaner waterways and healthy soils on farms while also improving farmers’ bottom lines by keeping applied nutrients on fields to grow crops and preventing nutrients from leaving the field into our waterways.
March for Science preview
Montgomery Week in Review (Science) April 13, 2018
Maryland/DC Director of Marketing Sev Smith appeared on panel to preview this year’s March for Science.
Amusing Monday: Film students find creatively in eco-comedy videos
Kitsap Sun (Community) March 26, 2018
Coverage of the annual Eco-Comedy Film Competition co-presented by The Nature Conservancy through the DC Environmental Film Festival with links to winning films.
Opinion: Investments in conservation are crucial for Maryland's future
Capital Gazette (Lands and Waters) March 8, 2018
Tim Purinton, Maryland/DC chapter Executive Director, writes in this op/ed that fully funding critical conservation programs like the Bay Restoration Fund and Program Open Space will pay dividends to Marylanders for years to come.
Investing in Natural and Nature-Based Infrastructure: Building Better Along Our Coasts
Sustainability (Coastal Resilience) February 15, 2018
A paper co-authored by MD/DC Science Director Arianna Sutton Grier appeared in the journal “Sustainability” examining the need to update existing coastline-protecting infrastructure and how natural-based solutions can be incorporated into that planning.
Navy, State of Maryland and Nonprofits Partner to Conserve Land in Dorchester County
Press Release (Land Conservation) February 12, 2018
A partnership between the U.S. Navy, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and the Chesapeake Conservancy has led to the permanent protection of 230 acres on a family-owned farm in Dorchester County, Maryland. The farm links protected areas to create a 7,730-acre corridor of conserved lands.
Historic DC cemetery digs up pavement to curb stormwater pollution
Bay Journal (Clean Water) February 8, 2018
$1.7 million project came about as Mount Olivet sought ways to reduce rising fees to manage runoff.