Good Changes for the Environment in Our Hands

By Cathy GrubmanPaving land and cutting trees represent the biggest threats to clean water in our region. Audubon Naturalist Society Conservation Director Eliza Cava informed a group of citizen activists of this fact at the “Watershed Advocacy and Stewardship Training Workshop” at Woodend Sanctuary.The workshop was hosted January 19, 2017 … Continue reading

ANS Delivers Report on Stream Health in Montgomery County, MD 2010-2015

ANS delivered the Report on Stream Health in Montgomery County, MD 2010-2015 and the data it describes to Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Maryland Department of the Environment. Water Quality Monitoring Program Coordinator Cathy Wiss briefed each of these agencies on ANS’ programs, … Continue reading

Audubon Naturalist Society’s Woodend Sanctuary is Building a Tree Safe Rain Garden

If you’ve driven through the Audubon Naturalist Society‘s Woodend Sanctuary this month you’ve probably seen some construction workers, trucks and a fenced off area along the right hand side of the drive. We are very pleased to announce that in our continuing commitment to the environment to keep more stormwater … Continue reading

Discovering the Great Outdoors at Little Bennett Campground

The Great Outdoors Festival sponsored by Montgomery Parks was held at Little Bennett Campgrounds in Clarksburg, MD last Saturday, August 20, 2016. The day was hot and humid, but that didn’t stop hundreds of families from flocking to Little Bennett Campground to learn from local outdoors enthusiasts, retailers, conservation organizations … Continue reading

Welcome to Eliza Cava – Audubon Naturalist Society’s New Director of Conservation and Advocacy

Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) has hired Eliza Cava as the new Director of Conservation and Advocacy. In this capacity she will oversee the strategic leadership of Communities for Clean streams along with her other responsibilities. Recently we caught up with Eliza to find out a little more about her background … Continue reading

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s – Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative project is working to build and connect the network of volunteer and non-traditional water quality monitoring groups within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This effort will provide resources, technical support, and a centralized database to monitoring groups with the goal that all … Continue reading

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Streets Program

Are you interested in installing a stormwater management practice on your property? Would you like to learn about the green street or stormwater facility in your neighborhood?  The Montgomery Count Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Streets Program helps manage stormwater runoff by using these best practices: Grass Swales Green Roofs … Continue reading

A Tribute to Stream Superhero Tammy Shepherd – Protector of a Local Tributary

Tammy Shepherd’s superhero strength is mobilizing the neighbors in her Rockville, Maryland community to get outside and engage in nature with the goal of improved health…their own, and that of the local Rockcrest Stream Tributary. To say that Tammy is involved is an understatement. She puts the ‘ist’ into everything … Continue reading

Blue Water Baltimore Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

Blue Water Baltimore has been working with communities for more than five years to use community-based restoration, advocacy, and education to achieve clean water in the Baltimore watersheds.  Much of their work is around cleaning up communities, planting trees, and other greening practices. This helps improve the way a community looks … Continue reading