Battle of the Beltway Birdathons Underway
Now through Memorial Day, May 26, 2014, we're going head-to-head with Irvine Nature Center in a friendly competition we're calling the Battle of the Beltway Birdathons! Our annual Bloomin' Birdathon fundraising event, now in its 34th year, provides an opportunity to raise critical funds for our local conservation and education programs while getting you out into nature on your own or with colleagues, family and friends.
Count for a cause! Help us reach our fundraising goal of $30,000. And beat Irvine Nature Center for the Bird's Nest Crown for the greatest number of bird species counted. Sign up and learn more today.
Ten Mile Creek Celebration
Your hard-nosed advocacy paid off on April 1 when the Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve a Ten Mile Creek Limited Master Plan Amendment that includes:
- a 6% imperviousness limit on new development projects in the most sensitive areas;
- mandates of 80% open space requirements;
- 200‐foot buffers for wetlands, streams and groundwater springs; and
- reforestation goals of 65% forest cover for the entire watershed.
Now it's time to celebrate! Join us Thursday, May 15, 2014 for a Ten Mile Creek Celebration. RSVP today.
Summer Camp Registration:
Don't Miss Don Messersmith's Talk: A Cross Continent Natural History Foray, Thursday, April 24 at Woodend
Don Messersmith will tell stories about his solo cross-country trip through 30 states and four Canadian provinces for over five months talk last summer. See his photos of highlights of his incredible 21,733-mile journey through North America. Read more and RSVP today.