The Nature Conservancy is an organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Conservancy works in urban, suburban, and wilderness areas to
restore nature and the natural processes that provide clean water, clean
air, and natural buffers against floods and storms. To date, the Conservancy has protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide, including important conservation lands in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. In the D.C. region, The Nature Conservancy protects the Potomac Gorge and Bear Island. These spots are part of the popular Billy Goat Trail and the Conservancy maintains these ecosystems by removing invasive species and working with other agencies to protect the Potomac River. Local chapters also sponsor bird watching hikes around the metro area which are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact:
The Nature Conservancy of Maryland/DC
5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 100
Bethesda, MD 20814
The Nature Conservancy
490 Westfield Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Support for the WAMU 88.5 Community Minute is provided by the Meyer Foundation.