Hilary Harp Falk

Hilary Harp Falk is the Regional Executive Director of National Wildlife Federation’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Center. Previously she was the Director of the Choose Clean Water Coalition, a 230 member advocacy organization focused on protecting the Chesapeake Bay. Her background is in large-scale ecosystem restoration and environmental education. She is passionate about getting the next generation, especially her two sons, outside.

What’s at Stake – Funding for Chesapeake Bay in Jeopardy

First, some good news. The Chesapeake Bay’s health is improving. Thirty years of effort is paying off with the clean-up showing signs of success. A recent report by the Environmental Protection Agency’s …

Growing Greener: The Wonder of Wild Places  

A rainy weekend in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands is an investment in the next generation Each fall, my family and I go exploring and camping with our close friends. This year, with …

Top Six Reasons to Invest in the Delaware River Basin

The Delaware River is a rich part of our natural world and a national treasure. Investing in restoration and protection of the river is important for many reasons. Counting down, …

Healthier Waters for the Chesapeake Blue Crab

Good news for Chesapeake blue crab habitat! A recent court decision supports the historic plan to clean-up the Chesapeake Bay and protect wildlife. Recently, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals …

Where is Everyone? Growing the Next Generation Outdoors

The drumbeat of news about kids in nature is bad – childhood has largely moved inside, screen time use is at an all-time high (and has real consequences), unstructured playtime …

Celebrating Women in Conservation: Cindy Dunn

In recognition of Women’s History Month, National Wildlife Federation is celebrating Women in Conservation.   The state of Pennsylvania has a great tradition of women in conservation including the founder of …

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Support Clean Water for Maryland’s Wildlife

Whether you are interested in Maryland’s wildlife because you love the sight of a bald eagle against the winter sky or because picking blue crabs is the best way to …

Chesapeake Bay Wins Big

It’s not often we win big in the Chesapeake region, but we did last week.  Federal Judge Sylvia Rambo ruled in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency, keeping the pollution …

Baltimore: My Hometown and Now a City for the Birds

I grew up in Baltimore and still love all the special things about it: neighborhood pride, crab cakes, and the Inner Harbor. There is even more to be proud of in …

Celebrating Earth Day in the Middle of the Chesapeake Bay

It’s been twenty five years since I started making the ferry trip from Crisfield, Maryland over to Smith Island – a small fishing community in the middle of the Chesapeake …

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