Alert-Story of Streams


Local Leaders, Environmentalists Gather in Adelphi, Md. to Address New Report About Stream Health 

Speakers to talk about stewardship, improving the health of three local streams - Holmes Run, Northwest Branch and Oxon Run

For Immediate Release: August 8, 2022
For more information contact Lisa Goodnight or 301-523-5394, or ANS Communications Director, or 904-710-8224


Local government and environmental leaders officials will gather at the Northwest Branch to discuss a new report, The Story of the Streams, which found three streams around the Washington, DC region to be in moderately poor to fair health.  Speakers, listed below, will encourage the public to take action to help their streams.

  • When: Wednesday, August 10th, 2-3 pm
  • Where: Along the Northwest Branch, behind Adelphi Mill Recreation Center (Google maps link), 8402 Riggs Rd. in Adelphi, MD (Prince George’s County). The event will take place outdoors.
  • Who: Audubon Naturalist Society, Friends of Holmes Run, The Neighbors of Northwest Branch, and Friends of Oxon Run produced the report. Environmental stewards & advocates; elected officials; and stream, parks, and stormwater agency leaders will be in attendance.
  • Speaker List: Eliza Cava, Director of Conservation, Audubon Naturalist Society; Nora Swisher, President, Neighbors of the Northwest Branch, Ab Jordan, Jr., Chair, Friends of Oxon Run; Whitney Redding, President, Friends of Holmes Run; Vanesa Pinto, CHEER & Friends of Sligo Creek; Anthony Nolan, Prince George's Parks Special Programs Division Director;  Karina Navas, Chief of Staff to Prince George’s Councilmember Deni Taveras (PG District 2); Virginia Del. Kaye Kory; Councilmember Tom Dernoga (PG District 1);  Coucilmember Dannielle Glaros (District 3)


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