On Saturday, April 29th, tens of thousands of Americans will be coming together in Washington, DC for the People’s Climate March.  Members of the National Wildlife Federation will be marching alongside climate activists from across the country in one of the largest demonstrations ever in support of protecting our environment and wildlife habitats.

Mallards can be found in small ponds and wetlands. Photo from Alan D. Wilson
Photo from Alan D. Wilson

This year’s event will follow the success of the 2014 People’s Climate March in New York City, where 400,000 people walked to demand action on climate change. On Saturday, April 29th marchers in the nation’s capital will send a clear message to congress and the Environmental Protection Agency that we will not accept rollbacks or elimination of the programs crucial to America’s wildlife.

Together, we will show leaders in Washington that we must act now to combat climate change, and do more to safeguard against record temperatures, rising sea levels and disastrous weather. Our wildlife can’t be there to march in DC, but we are going to make sure they are represented.

In the first 100 days of the current administration, the process has begun to rip apart the protections in place to maintain our clean water and air, protect the natural beauty of our public lands, and conserve the habitats crucial to all animals from butterflies to moose.


March with National Wildlife Federation on Saturday, April 29th
10:15 AM: Meet us at the front steps of the National Postal Museum on Massachusetts Ave, directly adjacent to Union Station (on the right when you are walking out). Once our group is together, we will walk to the National Mall in front of the Capitol Building, where we will assemble with the other marchers.

Click here to let us know you’re coming! 

Lynx. Photo by Keith Williams via Wikimedia Commons.

Many of our friends across the country who can’t make it to Capitol Hill are participating in our Virtual Wildlife Climate March, demanding action using online tools. We’ll be taking their messages shared on social media and carrying them as signs through the streets of Washington to make sure they – and the wildlife they are defending – are seen and heard.


Check out our plans for the Virtual #WildlifeClimateMarch

We hope to see you in DC and look forward to continuing our important work together for wildlife and to protect the outdoors.