Mid-Atlantic

The diverse states of the Mid-Atlantic region are defined by one unifying feature: water. NWF’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Center work is grounded in programs that help connect local communities to nature and conserve water systems to sustain precious wildlife and habitat.

Oysters growing on oyster castles in a clear river

Greening the Grey to Grow More Oysters in the Bay

Oysters grow throughout the saltier parts of the Chesapeake Bay. They filter the water, provide ideal habitat for juvenile fish and crabs, and are pretty tasty on a dinner plate. …

Satellite image of Hurricane Laura at 2:50 a.m. CDT on August 27, 2020.

7 Ways Congress Could Help Safeguard Communities and Wildlife From Hurricanes

This year is already bringing an unusually active hurricane season, with more than a dozen named storms, including five hurricanes, halfway through the season. NOAA is predicting we may see …

A Tale of Two Pipelines

As of July 15th, a federal appeal court has temporarily blocked the order to shutdown operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline pending the court’s decision later in July on the …

Find ways to celebrate during social distancing

Six Ways to Celebrate the River of the Year, Right Now!

Take a victory lap with us across the Delaware River watershed What if the river next to your house was so choked with sewage and industrial pollution that you were sickened …

Transforming Vacant Lots into Climate-Resilient Pollinator Gardens in Philadelphia

Protecting the Chesapeake Bay

Menhaden: Why We Should Be Thankful for this Tiny Fish

Bringing Nature Play to West Baltimore

As part of our growing portfolio of urban conservation projects in Baltimore City, the Mid-Atlantic team has transformed a large vacant lot into a free, immersive nature play space for …

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Reaches New Heights

To say that blue crabs are iconic in the Chesapeake Bay region would be a severe understatement. From restaurant signs to bumper stickers, you can pretty much find blue crabs …

101 Years Strong: Protecting the Future of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act is meant to safeguard over 1,000 species of migrating birds from intentional and incidental harm. Passed after the massive decline of many birds in the …

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