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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
August 9, 2021
ANS Responds to IPCC Climate Change Report
July 16, 2021
ANS and U.S. Forest Service Link Up for First-Time Celebration of #LatinoConservationWeek
June 23, 2021
ANS Responds to Montgomery County's New Climate Action Plan
April 9, 2021
Environmental Advocates Release "Best Smart Growth Plan" for American Legion Bridge and Capital Beltway
February 16, 2021
ANS Rescinds Invitation to Taking Nature Black Panelist
ANS IN THE NEWS
September 16, 2021
The Washington Post
In deer territory, good fences make good gardens
June 16, 2021
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
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
WJLA ABC 7
Harriet Tubman's legacy is threatened by sea level rise and climate change. Here's how.
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.