Environmental Organizations and government agencies

Here are some organizations that are active in the Washington metropolitan area. Read the captions (information from the respective web sites) and the logos will take you to their web sites (be sure to come back!).
Stop Trashing the Anacostia River Today The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) is a local, 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization that is working to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed. AWS seeks to fulfill its mandate of a swimmable and fishable river through its programs of education, action and advocacy.
START - Stop Trashing the Anacostia River Today
Audubon Naturalist Society For over 100 years the Audubon Naturalist Society has inspired the people of the Nation's Capital and environs to love and respect the gifts of our natural inheritance. The investigation of nature is an infinite pleasure-ground where all may graze (T.H. Huxley, 1871)

The Maryland Native Plant Society is dedicated to: Protecting, Conserving, and Restoring Maryland's Native Plants and Habitats.

The Sierra Club is a nonprofit, member-supported public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions: legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.
Topics include: Human Rights and the Environment
Responsible Trade, Global Warming, Population,...

Brownie the Trout, Mascot of Eyes of Paint Branch The Eyes of Paint Branch (our direct neighbors!) was formed in 1993 to preserve and enhance the ecology of the Paint Branch. We [the Eyes of Paint Branch] are a grass-roots organization of volunteer citizens devoted to preserving the Paint Branch through education, community awareness, and action.
... the Paint Branch is the only stream in the Washington Metropolitan ares to sustain self-reproducing Brown Trout.
The site features stream photos, Inter County Connector (ICC) information and many links to other organizations.

Frogwatch USA is a volunteer monioring program sponsored by the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center to monitor frog and toad populations. volunteers are encouraged to collect data about amphibian populations in their neighborhood.

Scenic America Why are there so many billboards in our state?
Why has my favorite scenic road bocome littered with strip development and cookie-cutter subdivisions?
Why does it seem that my meighborhood becomes uglier and uglier?
Scenic America and our members don't just ask these questions. We help you find solutions to them.

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We can't protect our streams unless we know what is wrong with them
The Stream Team Program of Prince George's County is a stream adoption program to monitor the health of an adopted stream. Sign up at the Prince George's County Dept. of Environmental Resources for a half-day Stream Teams Training Session For actual date information, call Sharon Meigs at 301-883-5898. Click the logo on the left for session details
Global Change Master Directory

Government Agencies and Committees

, a committee of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to protect the Anacostia watershed.

United States Environmental Protection Agency

The goal of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) is the enhancement, protection and conservation of the water resources of the Potomac River and its tributaries through regional and interstate cooperation.

State of Maryland

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) is a bi-county agency, empowered by the State of Maryland to acquire, develop, maintain and administer a regional system of parks in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland, adjacent to the District of Columbia.

  • Maryland Office of Planning

    The 1997 General Assembly adopted several specific programs, which together form the Smart Growth initiatives. Collectively, these initiatives aim to direct State resources to revitalize older developed areas, preserve some of Maryland's valuable resource and open space lands, and discourage the continuation of sprawling development into our rural areas. The Smart Growth legislation allows the State to direct its programs and funding to support locally-designated growth areas and protect rural areas. This landmark legislation's passage is a significant accomplishment which will play a major role in Maryland's efforts to better manage land use and growth.

    Prince George's County Government

    Prince George's County Council

    Montgomery County Government

    Montgomery County Planning Board - Environment Protection Policy

    Cities in the area:

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  • Town of Berwyn-Heights Seal Town of Berwyn Heights

    City of Greenbelt

    District of Columbia

    Environmental Health Administration of the District of Columbia

    State of Virginia

    DEC Logo Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

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