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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
NEWS ALERTS & STATEMENTS
October 6, 2020
Be Smart from the Start on Solar, ANS and CWA Tell Montgomery County
September 30, 2020
New Mobile App Lets People Take Action for Water Quality
September 22, 2020
Montgomery County Should Replace All Trees Lost to Development
August 27, 2020
ANS Will Keep Up the Pressure on Beltway Expansion
August 14, 2020
New Online Series Features Diverse Nature Experts
July 7, 2020
ANS News Alert
Is the Fairfax City Council Bored with Need to Combat Climate Change, Protect Streams, and Cleaner Air?
ANS IN THE NEWS
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
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
ACTION ALERTS/CONSERVATION BLOG
- My Stream Monitoring Experience with ANSAlison Trackman is a volunteer with ANS’s Water Quality Monitoring program. This is her fourth year participating in the program. Alison is a junior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.It is hard to imagine that observing bugs living in a stream can tell you anything about the health of the ecosystem. … Continue readingANS Conservation Volunteer
- Is an indoor ski slope coming to Fairfax County?In 2018, Alpine-X submitted an unsolicited proposal to Fairfax County to build a 450,000-square-foot indoor snow sports complex on the closed landfill (currently largely serving as meadow and grassland habitat) in the Lorton area of Mount Vernon District.Fairfax Peak, as the project is called, has been progressing largely out of… Continue readingRenee Grebe
PHOTOS & VIDEO
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 email@example.com or call 301-652-9188 x 23.
Audubon 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.