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.

Return of Brood X Cicadas

A Short Celebration in the Sun Americans are about to experience a rare phenomenon for the first time in 17 years: the return of Brood X periodical cicadas! Last seen … Read more

A flying heron in a wetland

Choose Clean Water Coalition: Empowering Young Professionals of Color through Mentorship and Professional Development

Many communities in the Mid-Atlantic region are facing conservation challenges, the impacts of climate change, and long-standing disinvestment in water infrastructure. To address the array of clean water challenges facing … Read more

Vacant Lots to Pollinator Habitat in Philadelphia, PA

Over the past two years, the National Wildlife Federation has been working with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to transform a network of 26 vacant lots in West and Northwest Philadelphia … Read more

Oxford Living Shoreline – Where Innovation Meets Community Science

The Town of Oxford is a vibrant small town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This area forms a peninsula sandwiched between the Choptank and Tred Avon River’s of the … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Transforming Vacant Lots into Climate-Resilient Pollinator Gardens in Philadelphia

As climate change-fueled flooding and heatwaves become ever increasing threats to both wildlife and humans, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and its partners are exploring creative solutions to lessen the … Read more

Protecting the Chesapeake Bay

Right in our backyard, one of the world’s great environmental success stories is underway. The Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams are beginning to heal, as underwater grasses are … Read more