Mid-Atlantic Regional Center

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Sacred Grounds Wilmington

The Sacred Grounds program has ventured into a new body of holy water—the Delaware River Watershed in Wilmington, DE!   Sacred Grounds is a National Wildlife Federation (NWF) program that engages …

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Working with Nature to Address Coastal Flooding Along the Eastern Shore of Maryland

The Town of Oxford, MD, located in Talbot County, is situated at the mouth of the Tred Avon River on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Founded in 1683, Oxford is …

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Philadelphia Parks Expert Joins the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center

I am thrilled to join the National Wildlife Federation’s Mid-Atlantic office as the new Senior Manager of Education and Community Conservation programs. My first few months have been a whirlwind …

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Clean Water Advocacy in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Everyone wants it. It provides countless benefits to public health, local economies, and quality of life. With it, wildlife thrives, communities flourish, and anglers smile. I’m talking of course, about …

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Living Shorelines Build Resilient Coasts

A History of Living Shorelines in Maryland What is a living shoreline? Well, many people have a general idea. But for those that are unfamiliar, the term ‘living shoreline’ defines …

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Creating Resilient and Equitable Cities through Vacant Lot Restoration

As we begin to feel the intensifying effects of climate change, there is an urgent need to address environmental and public health crises in frontline communities. In the Mid-Atlantic, we …

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Oyster Retrofit – A Wildlife-Friendly Technique to Green Grey Infrastructure

The National Wildlife Federation is working with scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory (UMCES) to develop a novel restoration technique to green grey …

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A Shot in the Arm for Chesapeake Bay Restoration

Restoring the Chesapeake Bay For years, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have spoken on the need to invest in our country’s infrastructure. After countless speeches and many failed attempts, it’s possible …

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 …

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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. …

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