If you are a member of a news or media organization and need help, please contact our communications office.

Caroline Brewer
Director of Communications
Phone: (301) 652-9188 Ext. 23
Mobile: (202) 830-5115
Twitter: @ANSBrewer 


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


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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 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.


Schedule a visit to either of our beautiful nature sanctuaries by calling (301) 652-9188 Ext. 23 or sending an email message to