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Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) operates two nature sanctuaries: Woodend (Chevy Chase, MD), and Rust (Leesburg, VA) Rust Sanctuary is a partnership between the ANS and NOVA Parks. (See maps at the bottom of this page)
Woodend Sanctuary - Headquarters
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone (301) 652-9188
Rust Nature Sanctuary
802 Children's Center Road
Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone (703) 669-0000
April 3, 2019
Documentary Ties One Piece of D.C.-Area Land to 400 Years of History
March 22, 2019
Latinx Environmental Leaders Talk Resilience and Recovery at ANS's 2nd Naturally Latinos Conference
February 26, 2019
Gov. Hogan's Beltway Expansion, Climate Change, and Destruction of Trees on ANS's MD Legislature Agenda
December 6, 2018
ANS Report on Local Streams Gives Lowdown on Good, Bad and Ugly
November 15, 2018
ANS Issues Statement on Amazon's Plans to Build Virginia Headquarters
October 29, 2018
The Scariest Thing in America this Halloween is Not a Ghost or a Goblin -- It's Plastic!
October 23, 2018
Alexandria's Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day Just Got Better: Dogue Creek Development Delayed
ANS IN THE NEWS
April 5, 2019
Glenallen Teacher Honored For Incorporating Nature, Environment Into Lessons
March 28, 2019
Conferencia 'Naturally Latinos' expone estrategias para hacerle frente al cambio climático
March 1, 2019
Tracking life in D.C. streams has its ups -- and downs
January 25, 2019
WJLA-TV ABC 7
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
Experts from Audubon Naturalist Society staff, Board of Directors and partner organizations can provide wide-ranging information, insight, and data about a variety of environmental issues including birds, plants, wildlife, watershed, climate, environmental education and other important topics.
If you're a media professional and need analysis and perspective on breaking news, environmental developments, and trends, you can arrange interviews with our experts by contacting Caroline Brewer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-652-9188 x 23.
Audobon Naturalist Society is the oldest, independent environmental organization in the DMV. Throughout its history, ANS has played a pivotal role in conserving our region’s iconic natural places from development including the C&O Canal, Dyke Marsh and, most recently, Ten Mile Creek. Past ANS member and board president, Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, is credited with launching the now global environmental movement. ANS’s nature experts provide hundreds of opportunities each year for children and adults to enjoy, learn about, and protect the environment.
OUR MISSION: Audubon Naturalist Society inspires residents of the greater Washington, DC, region to appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor experiences, education, and advocacy.
OUR VISION: Audubon Naturalist Society seeks to create a larger and more diverse community of people who treasure the natural world and work to preserve it.
ACTION ALERTS/CONSERVATION BLOG
January 9, 2019
ANS testifies on Fairfax County priorities for 2019
By Eliza Cava
December 6, 2018
Nine years of data: There's LIFE in DC streams!
By Cathy Wiss
December 5, 2018
Go go electric leaf blowers! D.C. regulation approved; ANS makes switch at Woodend Sanctuary
By Eliza Cava