Letters & Testimony

Read comment letters and testimony delivered by ANS staff, board members, and volunteers on important conservation issues around our region.

Funding Clean Water: A Tale of Two Counties

By: Diane Cameron, Former Director, ANS Conservation ProgramsNovember 2015 was notable for stormwater funding in Maryland. In the space of two days, November 16 and 17, two counties took actions affecting their local clean water funds. Montgomery County provided certainty and stability to its large and growing clean water program … Continue reading

ANS Joins With Other Organizations in Petition To Clean Up the Anacostia River

Last week, a group of organizations, including Audubon Naturalist Society petitioned the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to revise the total maximum daily load (TMDL) for trash in the Anacostia River watershed. The existing plan uses a removal-based approach which … Continue reading