• Woodend Reports: Tracking the Health of Woodend’s Forest 

    By Grace Dho With a new year comes new data! This past fall, restoration staff and volunteers began resurveying Woodend’s forest. The original, comprehensive forest survey of Woodend’s deer-protected area…


  • Water Protectors empowers community leaders!

    In 2023, Nature Forward completed the 3rd year of our Water Protectors of Little Hunting Creek outreach, working with communities along the Route 1 Corridor in the Hybla Valley area…


  • DC Environment Budget Testimony

    On April 6, 2023, Nature Forward submitted testimony on Washington, DC’s FY24 budget for the Department of Energy and Environment. We focused on the following key issues:  Out of the…


  • Earth Day in Edmonston, MD

    Nature Forward held a fabulous bilingual Earth Day event with the Town of Edmonston in April 2023.


  • Maryland & Montgomery County Forest Wins

    Montgomery County and the State of Maryland have both just passed legislations to update their forest conservation laws. Both are historic wins for Maryland’s forests, and both expand protections for…


  • Maryland General Assembly 2023 Wrap Up!

    April 10th marked the end of the 2023 Maryland General Assembly. We are excited to report that ALL of Nature Forward’s MDG23 priority bills passed and are now waiting for…


  • 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,…


  • 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…


  • In a lather: What were those sudsy bubbles I saw on trees last week?

    “It’s not insect eggs,” said Alison Pearce, deputy director for programs at Nature Forward, formerly the Audubon Naturalist Society in Chevy Chase, Md.


  • Nature Forward Supports Bird Safe Buildings

    Update 2/7/23: On Tuesday, December 6th, the DC Council unanimously passed the Migratory Local Wildlife Protection Act (also known as the Bird Bill)!  The Chairman of the Council noted today the…