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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
January 7, 2021
2021 Taking Nature Black Conference: Who's Who Among Black Environmentalists to Appear
December 18, 2020
Maryland Elected Leaders Join ANS in $4 Million Groundbreaking
November 2, 2020
ANS Naturally Latinos Conference Celebrates "Superpower" Within Latinx Community
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
ANS IN THE NEWS
December 4, 2020
Fodder for future scientists/Creek Critters
November 29, 2020
Fairfax indoor ski resort plan may spur economic flurry
November 18, 2020
The District May Mandate Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in New and Renovated Buildings
November 11, 2020
Stopping the Combine: Farmers Can't Compete for Land in Montgomery County
November 11, 2020
51 organizations, officials weigh in on I-270/I-495 widening
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
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.
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.