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Links to media reports about our work in the region.

May 25, 2022
The Washington Post
Remembering Florence Merriam Bailey, the bird woman of Washington

April 22, 2022
New Photo Project Shows Black Environmentalists in Their Favorite Parks

April 13, 2022
The martins are coming, the martins are coming!

April 9, 2022
The Spectator (UK)
It's a miracle this exhibition even exists: Audubon's Birds of America reviewed

March 9, 2022
'Otro Mundo es Posible': Evento del el 22 al 26 de Marzo

February 25. 2022
ANS Taking Nature Black Faith-based Roundtable

February 23, 2022
El Show De Las Preguntas
Entrevista a la Dra Ana Luz Porcekanski, principal oradora de la conferencia Naturally Latinos

February 10, 2022
Churches hope to explore congregations taking nature black with virtual roundtable

February 5, 2022
Bethesda Beat
Opinion: Thrive Montgomery's vision of county's future is strong, but can be improved

January 22, 2022
The Scotsman (Scotland)
Audubon's beautiful birds go on show, but his darker backstory won't go unseen

January 6, 2022
The Herald (Scotland)
Hitler's beetle? Time to topple names as well as statues

January 4, 2022
Tacoma Daily Index
2021 - The Year in Review (The Audubon Society will change its name)


November 25, 2021
New image for Audubon Naturalist Society

November 22, 2021
Daily Mail
Scottish university launches bid to repatriate collection of human skulls looted from graves

November 19, 2021
MLK 50
Council to consider some name dropping, community lifting for streets, public spaces

November 18, 2021
Chesapeake Bay Magazine
Audubon No More: Naturalist Society Searching for New Name

November 17, 2021
Bay Journal
ADA tweaks create a trail for all at Woodend Sanctuary

November 17, 2021
Bay Journal
MD environmental group to drop 'Audubon' from name

November 15, 2021
The national reckoning over race and history is playing out in the world of birds

November 5, 2021
Local Audubon Group Changes Name Due To Namesake's Racist Past

October 31, 2021
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Audubon's past prompts group's name change

October 27, 2021
The Washington Post
A D.C. area environmental group is dropping the name of John Audubon, naturalist who was an enslaver and Indian grave robber

October 26, 2021
Bethesda Beat
'Unsavory' Audubon legacy prompts Chevy Chase environmental group to change name

October 26, 2021
Huffington Post
Audubon Naturalist Society Dumping Name of Bird-Loving Slaveholder

October 26, 2021
Blasting News
Audubon Naturalist Society to change its name, erasing reference to slave-owning artist

October 25, 2021
The Guardian
US conservation group to drop Audubon name over 'pain' caused by slaveholder

October 25, 2021
Major DC Conservation Group Will Omit Racist "Audubon" From Its Name

October 25, 2021
Daily Beast
Audubon Society Will No Longer Be Named After a Slaveholder

October 25, 2021
Major DC Conservation Group Will Omit Racist "Audubon" From Its Name

October 6, 2021
The Washington Post
The Audubon Naturalist Society is flush with a new donation: Composting toilets

October 6, 2021
FOX5 Washington DC
The Audubon Naturalist Society has reopened - and it's more accessible for seniors

October 5, 2021
As Covid Lingers, More Schools Have Moved Classes Outdoors

October 4, 2021
Greater Greater Washington
Come for the trees, stay for the trails at the restored Woodend Nature Sanctuary

September 29, 2021
Helping to connect Hispanic and Latinx families with nature

September 20, 2021
ANS after-school programs aim to get Latino students excited about STEM

September 16, 2021
The Washington Post
In deer territory, good fences make good gardens

June 16, 2021
Birdwatching Daily
Applications open for Black and Latinx Birders Scholarship

May 25, 2021
Severna Park Patch
Antique Boat Show, Father's Day Cruise Come to MD Waters

May 12, 2021
Sublette Examiner
Groups want federal budget to allow sage grouse assessment

May 3, 2021
Studio 501c3: Audubon Naturalist Society

May 3, 2021
Christian Science Monitor
This community garden in Southeast Washington grows far more than food

April 6, 2021
The Washington Post
Project EDEN's mission is to grow food - and community - in Southeast D.C.

February 23, 2021
Harriet Tubman's legacy is threatened by sea level rise and climate change. Here's how.

February 22, 2021
Chesapeake Bay Journal
In The Shadow Of An Incinerator, Carlos Sanchez-Gonzalez Works For A Cleaner World

February 16, 2021
Maryland Matters
Latino Environmental Activists Rise From the Grassroots

January 25, 2021
The Washington Post
Opinion: Montgomery County should slow down on big decisions

January 8, 2021
Chesapeake Bay Journal
Naturally Latinos Conference Fights For The Environment - And Against Stereotypes


December 1, 2020
Naturally Latinos Conferences encourages brown, Black communities to get outdoors

December 4, 2020
Science Magazine
Fodder for future scientists/Creek Critters

November 29, 2020
Virginia Business
Fairfax indoor ski resort plan may spur economic flurry

November 18, 2020
The District May Mandate Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in New and Renovated Buildings

November 11, 2020
Connection Newspapers
Stopping the Combine: Farmers Can't Compete for Land in Montgomery County

November 11, 2020
Bethesda Magazine
51 organizations, officials weigh in on I-270/I-495 widening

September 18, 2020
One of Nature’s Greatest Phenomena Is Happening Now:
the Fall Migration of Monarch Butterflies

August 25, 2020
Environmentalists speak out against MD Beltway expansion

August 24, 2020
Prince George's Community Television (CTV)
Camp Audubon Reinvents Itself

July 21, 2020
Scientific American
African-Americans, Nature and Environmental Justice

July 14, 2020
The Connections Newspapers
Look Below the Impervious Surface

July 1, 2020
Prince George's Community Television
Audubon's Woodend Nature Sanctuary

May 5, 2020
The Washington Post
Sparrows attack wrens as they nest

May 1, 2020
Six Places That Are Open for a Walk This Weekend

April 23, 2020
Bethesda Magazine
Welcoming Nature: By planting native species, homeowners can provide a habitat for wildlife, birds and bees—and help save the planet

April 1, 2020
Washington Metro Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (WMCCAI) “Quorum”
Sustainable Solutions to Landscaping Headaches

March 10, 2020
The Washington Post
Teenage climate activist Jerome Foster is in a race against time - and adults

February 27, 2020
NBC4 Washington
Prince George's Woman Awarded for Environmental Work

February 27, 2020
County Employee Gets Recognition

February 26, 2020
Bay Journal News Service
Chesapeake Bay resiliency depends on greater diversity: Column

February 25, 2020
Council Vice President Hucker Introduces Balloon Ban Bill

February 25, 2020
Montgomery County Council to consider banning balloon releases

February 18, 2020
A Kojo Climate Series: Hope and Action - Taking Nature Black's Fred Tutman Speaks

February 11, 2020
A Kojo Climate Series: Rachel Carson and the Environmental Revolution

February 9, 2020
When Did the Environmental Movement Begin?

January 14, 2020
The End of The World As We Know It: How Climate Change is Affecting Local Species

January 8, 2020
Beltway Expansion Gets Green Light From Maryland Public Works Board


December 19, 2019
The Connection Newspapers
Trying to Slow Fast Tracking the Toll Lanes

December 17, 2019
Bethesda Magazine
In Silver Spring, Rally Takes Aim at Possible 270/495 Toll Lanes

December 2, 2019
Bethesda Magazine
Environmental Groups Criticize Hogan's Lane Widening Proposal

November 18, 2019
The Washington Post
Hold the Applause: American Bridge poses environmental, financial risks

October 16, 2019
The Washington Post
Bird populations have crashed. Here's what you can do to help.

September 23, 2019
As Students Ask, "When Are We Going to Die?", Teachers Bring Climate Change in the Classroom

August 29, 2019
Georgetown Solar Farm Blocked Over Concerns About Forest Loss

August 29, 2019
The Washington Post
Maryland officials deny permit for solar farm that Georgetown University wanted to build

July 30, 2019
Seven simple steps to fight climate change

July 22, 2019
WAMU - The Kojo Nmandi Show
Local Solar Farms, Legislation and Accessibility

July 17, 2019
The Washington Post
The percussive appeal of the woodpecker

July 15, 2019
Kids Explore the Great Outdoors at Camp Audubon

June 17, 2019
NBC 4 Washington
Audubon Naturalist Society Preserves Nature at Woodend

June 10, 2019
County Cable Montgomery
Bioblitz at Arcola Elementary

June 4, 2019
The Atlantic
What All the Affection for Monarch Butterflies Misses

May 13, 2019
WAMU - The Kojo Nmandi Show
Sixth Extinction and Local Species

May 12, 2019
The Washington Post
The Promise of the ADA

April 5, 2019
Bethesda Magazine
Glenallen Teacher Honored For Incorporating Nature, Environment Into Lessons

March 28, 2019
Telemundo 44
Conferencia 'Naturally Latinos' expone estrategias para hacerle frente al cambio climático

March 1, 2019
Bay Journal
Tracking life in D.C. streams has its ups -- and downs

January 25, 2019
Free 'Yoga in the Woods' for furloughed federal workers impacted by shutdown


December 20, 2018
The Washington Post
DC Streams Suffer From Urban Pollution and Construction Report Finds

December 15, 2018
NBC 4 Washington
What Rock Creek's Creatures Say About Its Health

December 11, 2018
H-eel-o There: Rare Find in One Rock Creek Park Streat - The American Eel

December 7, 2018
Beset By Pollution And Sewage, Rock Creek Park's Streams Aren't Healthy

December 7, 2018
Eels Are Returning to Rock Creek! But Don't Get Too Excited

November 13, 2018
WAMU/The Kojo Nnamdi Show
Northern Virginia Lands (Half) The Bid For Amazon's Second Headquarters 

October 31, 2018
Bethesda Magazine
"Conservation Group to Host Preschoolers in Halloween-Themed Hunt or Plastic Waste."

October 28, 2018
NBC 4 Washington
Belting for a  Good Cause: Karaoke Supports Nature Program

October 23, 2018
Covering the Corridor
8800 Richmond Highway Townhouse Proposal Put on Hold

August 31, 2018
Baltimore CityBizList
"Montgomery Co. Pays Price For Taking Lead On Stormwater Remedies"

August 31, 2018
The Hill is Home
"Does Your School Have Artificial Turf? Read This"

August 29, 2018
Bay Journal
"MD county took the runoff challenge, still fell short"

August 28, 2018
"Many Montgomery County organizations advocate for better storm water program"

August 28, 2018
Montgomery Community Media
"Five things to know for Aug. 28 in Montgomery County"

August 27, 2018
Bethesda Magazine
"Week Ahead: Local activists to discuss stormwater management fight"

August 22, 2018
Crofton Patch
"Green Jobs Program Starts New Year-Long Class"

August 15, 2018
Tallahassee Capital Outlook
"Eleven ways for children of color to leave the screens for green"

August 8, 2018
The Charleston Chronicle
"11 Ways for Children of Color to Leave the Screens for Green"

July 18, 2018
Bethesda Beat
"Council Passes Compromise Over Process for Awarding Stormwater Contracts"

July 17, 2018
The Corps Network
"Taking Nature Black"

July 6, 2018
NBC 4 Washington
"Summer Staycation: Audubon Naturalist Society"

June 5, 2019
The Baltimore Sun
"Maryland Gov. Hogan wins key approval for toll lanes project in D.C. suburbs"

June 1, 2018
Greater Greater Washington
"Green Streets" Keep Streams and Rivers Safe. So Why Are Some Communities Rejecting Them?

March 21, 2018
"INSPIRE: Environmental Award Winner DaJuan Gay Gains Even After He Loses"

February 15, 2018
The Sentinel
Local Environmentalists Talk Issues With Van Hollen, Moran


December 11, 2017
Bethesda Magazine
Volunteers Hold Deer Drive to Protect Flora from the Fawns at Chevy Chase Sanctuary

December 10, 2017
The Washington Post
How the Audubon Naturalist Society in Md. evicted pesky deer

August 14, 2017
Bethesda Magazine
High Schoolers to Study Rock Creek Park with National Parks Foundation

July 17, 2017
NPR Morning Edition
Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

September 25, 2017
Misadventures Magazine
Urban Parks Series: Melanie Choukas-Bradley's Year in Rock Creek Park


September 26, 2016
Bethesda Beat
Quiz: The architect of the Audubon Naturalist Society Home in Chevy Chase also designed what national landmark?

September 23, 2016
Loudoun Now
Elementary Students Work to Reverse Environmental Impact of School’s Construction

September 22, 2016
Loudoun Times-Mirror
Loudoun fifth-graders study environmental impact of their school, raise money to rebuild ecosystem

August 31, 2016
Bethesda Magazine
Maryland Mum on Reasons Behind Mosquito Spraying; Parts of Kensington, Gaithersburg sprayed in fight against Zika virus

August 16, 2016
Bugs, not blackboards: nature-based preschools gain popularity

July 30, 2016
The Washington Post
Notable deaths in the Washington area

July 25, 2016
Kid Friendly DC
Walk in the Woods at Woodend Nature Sanctuary

June 29. 2016
Public News Service
Green Projects Helping Improve Neighborhoods

June 23, 2016
Lee's Birdwatching Adventures Plus
Washington, D.C.’s Official Bird: Trouble at Home

June 9, 2016
What’s Up? Magazine
How much do you really know about the Chesapeake Bay? Get out & Get educated

June 9, 2016
The Beacon
Itsy Bitsy Audubon

May 24, 2016
Potomac Almanac
Potomac: Discovering Flora and Fauna at NPS Centennial Event at Great Falls Tavern marked the Centennial of the National Park Service

May 18, 2016
D.C. Public Charter School wins Green Ribbon Award

May 9, 2016
The Washington Post
Attack of the killer robins! Some confused birds have it in for themselves

May 7, 2016

May 4, 2016
Potomac Almanac
Potomac Column: It Often Is and Should Be Political Commentary–WMCCA

April 30, 2016
Maryland Public Television
Concert for the Chesapeake Bay: Volunteer to help the Chesapeake Bay

April 13, 2016
Prince William Times
Coming Attractions: Launching Water Quality monitoring with an App 'Creek Critter

April 11, 2016
Chesapeake Bay Journal
Songbird lessons take DC 3rd graders from local trees to Central America Wood thrush serves as a reason why it’s important to protect habitat

March 14, 2016
The Washington Post
Is there a spring in your step? There should be. It’s the season for it

Winter/Spring 2016
American Forests
A Capital Transition: Poetic imagery and striking photography take you through one of the most eloquent seasonal transitions in nature

February 19, 2016
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch
Springsteen Tribute, 'Carmen,' Rocker Dave Mason, Black History Month: Bethesda Weekend Events

February 18, 2016
Port of Harlem
Activities: Taking Nature Black: An Audubon Naturalist Society Black History Month Celebration

February 17, 2016
My MC Media

February 2016
Bethesda Magazine
Taking Nature Black: An Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) Black History Month Celebration

February 2016
The Beacon
Taking Nature Black: An Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) Black History Month Celebration 

February 2016
My MC Media
Audubon Naturalist Society: Taking Nature Black

February/March 2016
Montgomery Magazine
Taking Nature Black 

February 2016

January 21, 2016
Montgomery County Sentinel

January 20, 2016
Bay Journal
Audubon Naturalist Society - Black History Month Celebration

January 20, 2016
DC Black
Audubon Naturalist Society Hosts First-ever Black History Month Celebration, Taking Nature Black, Saturday, February 20, 2016

January 20, 2016
The Washington Sun

January 2016
My Green Montgomery
Taking Nature Black: A Black History Month Celebration

January 13, 2016
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch
Chevy Chase Author Hatches New Children's Book: The family-friendly event for ‘Peep and Egg: I’m Not Hatching’ will be held on March 12 at the Audubon Naturalist Society

January 8, 2016
Best Pet Shops for Bird Owners in Washington, D.C.


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