september, 2022

22sep7:00 pm8:30 pmSeptember 2022 Conservation Café: The Story of Streams

Event Details

The Story of Streams — Thursday, September 22, 7-8:30 pm: Hear from Conservation Director Eliza Cava about ANS’ new report on the health of three local streams – Oxon Run, Holmes Run, and the Northwest Branch. How are they doing? The data tell a mixed story. But YOU can help write the ending!

“Like life, liberty, and democracy itself, clean water is not something we should ever take for granted.” Roland Scott Fosler 1945-2022

Learn about our report – what our data showed us, what stories we heard from stream users and champions, what our streams need to improve, and how you can help. There will be plenty of time for audience questions, too!


VIRTUAL. Tickets $10-$15. Email for complimentary tickets if needed.

About Eliza Cava: Eliza Cava, ANS Conservation Director, came to ANS in 2016. An avid canoer and kayaker, Eliza believes that healthy streams mean healthy communities. In that role, she supervises the organization’s policy, advocacy, watershed community science, and conservation outreach work. Eliza serves on the Steering Committee of the Choose Clean Water Coalition, as Co-Chair of the Stormwater Partners Network of Montgomery County, and as Co-Chair of the Naturally Latinos Conference. She specializes in advocacy around urban and suburban stormwater policy work, particularly the Maryland MS4 Phase I permit program and improving incentives for green infrastructure.

Previously, Eliza spent five years at Defenders of Wildlife analyzing federal projects and policies that touched upon a broad range of renewable energy, land management and wildlife conservation issues. Before working in environmental policy, Eliza was an environmental and outdoor educator in Maryland, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Oregon. She received a B.A. in Environmental Education from Swarthmore College and a Master of Environmental Science degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (now Yale School of the Environment). Her academic studies focused on wetlands and watershed ecology, large scale ecosystem restoration, and cultural change in environmental agencies. She is a Senior Fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program’s Chesapeake Regional Network.


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