june, 2021

17jun7:00 pm8:30 pmJune Conservation Café: Take Action with ANS Advocates

Event Details

Join ANS Director of Conservation Eliza Cava and DC Conservation Advocate Ari Eisenstadt for a virtual evening all about advocacy! We will share news and updates on what we’re working on now all around the DC region, in Northern Virginia, central Maryland, and Washington, DC. There’s a lot going on. We’ll make sure you not only understand the basics of each issue, but know how you can join us to take action and make your voice heard right away

  • Getting plastic bottle pollution out of DC’s waterways
  • Making sure Washington, DC’s major energy utilities actually help meet the District’s Clean Energy DC Plan
  • Fighting irresponsible, climate-harming expansions of the Beltway & I-270
  • Getting redevelopment of Rt. 1 Right in Fairfax County
  • Protecting Fairfax’s drinking water and remaining agricultural lands
  • How ANS is approaching our region’s housing crisis in alignment with our sustainable land use priorities.

 You’ll have opportunities to take real, impactful action right there during the Café, and learn how you can use your voice to support conservation priorities around the region. Join us!

Before coming to ANS as Director of Conservation in 2016, Eliza Cava spent five years at Defenders of Wildlife analyzing federal projects and policies on renewable energy, land management and wildlife conservation. Eliza holds a B.A. in Environmental Education and a Master of Environmental Science degree with a focus on wetlands and watershed ecology, and she is a Senior Fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program’s Chesapeake Regional Network. She has also worked as an environmental and outdoor educator.

Ari Eisenstadt is the DC Conservation Advocate for ANS. He works on climate change policies, water quality, and environmental justice in DC. Before joining ANS in 2019, he worked as an environmental consultant dealing with toxic contamination on construction sites, and served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year New York. Ari has a bachelors degree in geology and a masters degree in chemical oceanography from the University of Rochester. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and loves to play music, draw, and hang out with his cat, Archie.

Tickets $5-15.


In an effort to bring more functionality to registering for conservation events, we are experimenting this Spring with using our adult program registration system. Please note your log-in credentials from Action Network will not work in the new system. Unless you have already signed up for a previous class such as a Naturalist Hour or a field trip, you will have to create a new account. We appreciate your patience! If you have any questions please email pam.oves@anshome.org.


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm