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LEAF Program Introduces Western Maryland Teens to Careers in Conservation and Advocacy
Press Release (Leadership) July 17, 2017

The Conservancy's LEAF program sends youth from urban communities to summer conservation jobs across the country, with unique opportunities for Maryland participants.


#MySciComm: Ariana Sutton-Grier’s Confessions of a Not- Quite-Broadway Scientist
Ecological Society of America (People) July 5, 2016

Maryland/DC's Director of Science, Ariana Sutton-Grier, responds to the #MySciComm questions, exploring the personal and professional journeys of science communicators, including the joys, struggles, and helpful resources that surfaced along their way.


Conservation Partnership Benefits Chesapeake Bay And Producers
USDA (Conservation Lands) June 06, 2017

A USDA article about how the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Conservancy are working together to restore wetlands on the Eastern Shore. The piece highlights how the Conservancy is reaching out directly to landowners with properties that are good candidates for restoration and includes a quote from MD/DC Agriculture Program Director, Amy Jacobs.


Planning Ahead For Climate Change's Impact In Maryland
Delmarva Now (Climate Change) June 30, 2017

The Nature Conservancy was one of several organizations to provide input to the Maryland Coastal Bays Program as part of their effort to develop a plan for addressing climate change.


Opinion: The All-Important Oyster
The Virginian-Pilot (Oceans & Coasts) May 28, 2017

Mark Bryer, the Conservancy's Chesapeake Bay Program Director, offers his thoughts on the importance of oyster restoration efforts and the threats posed to continued Bay progress with the release of President Donald Trump’s budget proposal.


Greening of America
Bloomberg BNA (Urban Conservation) May 19, 2017

Urban Conservation Director Kahlil Kettering speaks to Bloomberg BNA about the use of green infrastructure techniques to capture stormwater from the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church in Hyattsville, MD.


Field Update: Nassawango Creek Preserve
National Aquarium Waterblog (Forests) April 20, 2017

The National Aquarium’s field conservation team traveled to Maryland’s Eastern Shore in March to restore a vital Atlantic white cedar habitat.


Science And Policy
Montgomery Week in Review (Leadership) May 04, 2017

Director of Policy Development Josh Kurtz talks with Montgomery Week in Review about the Conservancy's role in the March for Science and policy accomplishments from the recent Maryland legislative session (starts at 13:40).


Thousands 'March For Science' In Washington, DC
NBC Washington 4 (Events) April 22, 2017

Urban Conservation Director Kahlil Kettering talks about the Conservancy's role in the March for Science and how the chapter is working to address local environmental concerns like stormwater runoff.


Marchar O No Marchar? Dilemma De Cientifico
Voz de America (Events) April 21, 2017

Conservation Ecologist Deborah Landau explains the Conservancy's role in April 22's March for Science in an interview with Voz de America.


Natural Solutions For Stormwater Runoff
Montgomery Week in Review (Rivers & Lakes) April 13, 2017

Urban Conservation Director Kahlil Kettering talks with Montgomery Week in Review about the Conservancy's efforts to reduce stormwater runoff in DC using natural solutions. (starts at 13:45)


Students Plant Native Seedlings In Nassawango Creek Preserve
WBOC (Forests) March 29, 2017

Students from four schools in Worcester and Somerset counties grabbed shovels Wednesday to plant thousands of Atlantic white cedar saplings in the Nassawango Creek Preserve.


Conservation Groups Work To Restore Wetlands On Eastern Shore
WMDT (Forests) March 29, 2017

Wednesday afternoon, it was all hands on deck at the Nassawango Creek Preserve.  This week groups of conservationists are leading a project that hopes to restore an area in the county that they say is crucial to Maryland's Eastern Shore.


Students Plant Native Seedlings In Nassawango Creek Preserve
WBOC News (Forests) March 29, 2017

Conservation Ecologist Deborah Landau was interviewed on camera for this news story about students planting Atlantic White Cedar seedlings at the Nassawango Creek Preserve, part of an ongoing wetlands restoration project.


Conservation Groups Work To Restore Wetlands On Eastern Shore
WMDT News (Forests) March 29, 2017

This week groups of conservationists are leading a project that hopes to restore an area in the county that they say is crucial to Maryland's Eastern Shore.


How Nature-Based Systems Can Slash Wastewater This World Water Day
Ecosystem Marketplace (Partnerships) March 22, 2017

Nature-based interventions have massive potential to help reduce water pollution, and governments, water utilities, companies and communities funneled $25 billion into nature based solutions to solve water-related problems.


Caretakers Seek To Counter Sea Swamping Assateague
Delmarva Now (Climate Change) March 20, 2017

"When they talk about moving these barriers and road loops, it's really a temporary solution to a permanent problem," said Joe Fehrer, coastal and Lower Shore project manager for the Maryland/DC chapter of the Nature Conservancy.


Nature Conservancy Has Opportunity For Area Students
Cumberland Times-News (Leadership) March 13, 2017

Announcing the launch of a pilot LEAF Program in Allegany County.


Climate Change, Development Loom On Nanticoke’s Horizon
Bay Journal (Climate Change) February 21, 2017

Writer Rona Kobell quoted Joe Fehrer for an article about the uncertain future of the Nanticoke river.


Delmarva Conservation Partnership Meets On The Shore
Lancaster Farming (Partnerships) January 29, 2017

More than 60 partners including conservation organizations, agribusinesses, government agencies, the scientific community and local farmers came to the meeting.


Calvert Nature Society Doubles Battle Creek Protected Area
The Calvert Recorder (Conservation Lands) December 07, 2016

Calvert Nature Society recently acquired more than 100 wooded acres, fields and wetlands, which effectively doubles the protected area around Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, further protecting one of Calvert County’s unique natural habitats.


Blackwater Refuge Expands To Deal With Rising Water
The Bay Journal (Climate Change) December 01, 2016

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, already vast at 27,000 acres, is becoming even larger.  The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday that it has acquired 410 acres of new land for the refuge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore from The Nature Conservancy.


Blackwater Wildlife Refuge Adds 400 Acres Along The Nanticoke River
The Baltimore Sun (Conservation Lands) December 01, 2016

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore is growing by more than 400 acres with the federal government's purchase of two pieces of land along the Nanticoke River.  The land, purchased from the Nature Conservancy, is considered an important and diverse habitat for songbirds and waterfowl.


Growing Blackwater
WYPR Radio (Climate Change) December 01, 2016

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is about to grow.  The US Fish and Wildlife service announced Thursday it has acquired 410 acres to add to the 27,000 it already holds on the Eastern Shore.


A 30-Plus Year Effort To Restore Chesapeake Bay
Annapolis Green / WNAV (Oceans & Coasts) October 12, 2016

The Conservancy's Mark Bryer joins Elvia Thompson for a conversation about the 30-plus year effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay.


Does Your Garden Need A Fall Cleanup? Not So Fast.
The Washington Post (Community) October 12, 2016

“The less disturbance the better,” Landau said. “All these animals have adapted to depend on these plants in the winter.” Maybe we can be smart enough to copy them.


One Year Later: Taking Stock Of The Eastern Shore Conservation Center
The Talbot Spy (Partnerships) September 09, 2016

The big bet was that there would be enough environmentally-oriented organizations on the Mid-Shore to fill the restored McCord building in the historic district of Easton.


DC Stormwater Credit Could Be A Role Model For Other Cities
GreenBiz (Partnerships) August 31, 2016

Taking advantage of a unique credit-trading program in Washington, D.C., that could be replicated in other cities, the Nature Conservancy (TNC) has partnered with Encourage Capital and Prudential Financial to set up a $1.7-million loan for stormwater management to protect the Potomac and Anacostia rivers.

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