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Advocating for a Beyond Gas DC
Beyond Gas Since 2020 Nature Forward works with DC Sierra Club, Interfaith Power and Light, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Washington Interfaith Network, and many other partners to help push the…
One year in: What’s up with Fairfax County’s plastic bag fee?
One year after Fairfax County implemented a 5¢ per plastic bag fee, how is it going? Learn about how much money is being collected and how the revenue generated is…
Speak up for Equity and Stewardship in Fairfax County Parks!
We need your help again this year to ask our Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to better fund equity and stewardship programs in our Park Authority!
Woodend Stream Restoration Project Overview
Nature Forward worked with the Center for Watershed Protection (CWP) to design a step pool system along 1,500 feet of what had been a perennial, spring-fed stream into the 1970s,…
Ward 8 Water Watchers 2022
Learn about the second year of the Great Ward 8 watershed stewardship education program in the Congress Heights community. In 2022, the program expanded to include the recruitment and training…
Nature Forward Opposes DC Gas Rate Increase
On February 7th, 2023, I attended and delivered comments to the Public Service Commission at their 1169 Formal Case Hearing where Washington Gas requested a rate increase. Nature Forward opposed Washington…
Environmental Empowerment in Historically-Excluded Communities in the Washington, DC Region: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for Replication
Nature Forward works to reach families in their communities—near where people live, work, and go to school—and connect them to nearby nature through engaging, hands-on activities and trainings. We work…
Montgomery County Students Support a Bill to Reduce Food Waste
Back row: Erica, Joe, Bavan, Delegate Lorig Charkoudian, Gov. Wes Moore’s Director of Political Engagement Saif Ratul, Sanjana, Delegate Jared Solomon, Thomas, Khalila; Front row: Advika, Angelina, Pragna, Shrusti, Sophie This…
2023 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Priorities
Nature Forward staff, volunteers, and our partners in Annapolis are tracking and testifying on several key environmental legislation ranging from forest protection, to banning PFAS, to creating more green spaces…
Speak up for Fairfax County’s affordable housing policy to help mitigate climate change!
Housing policy is climate policy. Help Nature Forward advocate for stronger policies to support the preservation of affordable housing to help reduce both sprawl and emissions in order to meet…