» November 27, 2013, "After-school nature clubs introduce students to science and play," by Peggy McEwan, The Gazette
» November 26, 2013, "Montgomery passes on transit alternative to M-83 highway," by Kelly Blynn, Greater Greater Washington
» November 21, 2013, "Coalition Rally Against Mid-county Highway Extension," by Staff Writer, My MC Media
» November 21, 2013, ANS Water Quality Monitoring Program Coordinator Cathy Wiss, with the TAME Coalition, urges the Montgomery County Planning Board to reject the plans to build the M-83. Read Cathy’s testimony and TAME release.
» November 15, 2013, "Montgomery County rolls the dice with the region's water system," by John Menke, Scott Fosler and Royce Hanson, The Washington Post
» November 11, 2013, "Environmental issues hot topic at Berliner community meeting; Residents voice concerns about Clarksburg development projects," by Samantha Schmieder, The Gazette
» October 30, 2013, "From bog to woods, Audubon's new director digs in," by Agnes Blum, The Gazette
» October 30, 2013, "Clarksburg development battle in County Council ring," by Virginia Terhune, The Gazette
» October 25, 2013, "Save Ten Mile Creek Coalition Disagrees with Planning Board Recommendation," by Staff Writer, My MC Media
» October 25, 2013, "Clarksburg planning blueprint approved by Montgomery board," by Bill Turque, The Washington Post
» October 23, 2013, "Ten Mile battle moves in Clarksburg to next phase: Thursday Planning Board to recommend development levels to County Council," by Virginia Terhune, The Gazette
» October 21, 2013, Lisa Alexander named new Executive Director of Audubon Naturalist Society.
» October 17, 2013, Audubon Naturalist Society teaches Montgomery County elementary school students how to "unplug and play."
» September 23, 2013, Diane Cameron testifies on behalf of ANS and the Stop Costco Gas Coalition at the Montgomery County Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings. Read her testimony and see an alternative to the proposed supersized gas station.
» September 18, 2013, ANS signs-on to Smarter Growth Alliance for Charles County letter to urge County Commissioners to put Charles County a path to an economically and environmentally sustainable future. Read the sign-on letter.
» September 18, 2013, "Leggett tours Ten Mile watershed," The Gazette.
» September 11, 2013, "Clarksburg: Pulte puts county on notice that development limits will lead to court fight," The Washington Post
» September 11, 2013, "Battle underway over future of Clarksburg," The Gazette.
» July 31, 2013, Diane Cameron, ANS Conservation Director, speaks at a rally to save Ten Mile Creek held in front of the Montgomery County Planning Board offices on July 25, Gazette.net.
» July 24, 2013, Diane Cameron's testimony on CB-45-2013 (Watershed Restoration and Protection Fund) for ANS and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
» July 19, 2013, in her letter to the Montgomery County Council, Diane Cameron, ANS Conservation Director, asks that they vote Yes on the two tree bills - 35-12 and 41-12. These bills will provide needed protections to our urban tree canopy.
» July 9, 2013, In the slideshow of The 20-year-old plan for Clarksburg Town Center, Cathy Wiss (Slide 3), coordinator of the water-quality monitoring program at ANS, collects samples from Ten Mile Creek. Diane Cameron, ANS Conservation Director, comments on the Clarksburg and Ten Mile Creek story, The Washington Post.
» June 8, 2013, ANS and nine other environmental groups are calling a new deal on animal waste regulations a serious step backward in the battle to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, CapitalGazette.com
» June 6, 2013, Neal Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of ANS, stated in the Press Release for the Ten Mile Creek Press Conference, “This science clearly states that the only way to protect the area is to limit pavement... Put development where it is needed – in Clarksburg Town Center – not in the headwaters of Ten Mile Creek.”
» June 5, 2013, Audubon-led coalition releasing report on Ten Mile Creek in Clarksburg, "The Save Ten Mile Creek Coalition, headed by the Audubon Naturalist Society, based in Chevy Chase, will release the report at a press conference at 1:45 p.m. Thursday outside the county Planning Board offices in Silver Spring," Gazette.net
» June 5, 2013, The Battle Of Ten Mile Creek Intensifies. “The core goal is to save Ten Mile Creek, which means protecting and maintaining its high quality,” said Diane Cameron, the Audubon Naturalist Society’s conservation director," BethesdaMagazine.com
» April 30, 2013, The Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC) commented on the revised stormwater rule. These comments are joined by Anacostia Watershed Citizens Advisory Council, Audubon Naturalist Society, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Clean Water Action, DC Environmental Network, Earthjustice, Global Green USA, and Potomac Riverkeeper.
» April 21, 2013, For proposed Tanger Outlets in Clarksburg, nearby creek is an issue, The Washington Post
» April 8, 2013, ANS and more than 140 organizations, big and small, joined the NOAA and EPA environmental education sign-on letters to Congress in support of environmental, watershed and outdoor education (NOAA sign-on letter; EPA sign-on letter).
» April 2, 2013, Bill would give Md. farmers more time to comply with new bay rules, herald-mail.com
» April 1, 2013, ANS and more than 20 other local environmental groups stand behind bi‐partisan legislators who are urging the Maryland General Assembly to postpone and study Senate Bill 1029 which would give agriculture a 10-year pass from further clean water regulations.
» March 22, 2013, ANS is among many environmental groups opposing Senate Bill 1029, exempting farmers from water pollution regs for 10 years. Read FAQs on why Agriculture’s Clean Water Exemption is Bad for the Bay and Bad for Business. In a related editorial (March 18, 2013), The Baltimore Sun expresses the view that this exemption in exchange for voluntary cooperation is a risky idea.
» March 5, 2013, ANS and its membership support the Connecticut Avenue Corridor Committee (CACC) comments on the draft Chevy Chase Sector Plan. Please see the letter from Dolores Milmoe (ANS) and citizens statement from the CACC to the Montgomery County Council.
» February 28, 2013, Dolores Milmoe's testimony on behalf of ANS in opposition to the Global Mission Church in Frederick, MD.
» February 26, 2013, Dolores Milmoe testifies on behalf of ANS in favor of Maryland House Bill 936, the Botanical Heritage Work Group Bill, which will request the governor to appoint a workgroup to define the threats facing our native plant populations and propose solutions.
» January 31, 2013, ANS and partner, Seven Oaks-Evanswood Citizens Association, letter to MoCo's Department of Permitting Services regarding the Chelsea Court project in the Anacostia Watershed.
» January 15, 2013, ANS joins the Stop Costco Gas Coalition (SCGC) in opposing Costco's Special Exception application S-2863. Read Diane Cameron's letter on behalf of ANS, with appended documentation, to the Montgomery County Planning Department.
» January 7, 2013, Environmental groups, including the state chapter of the Sierra Club and the Audubon Naturalist Society, oppose a bill that would give Maryland farmers 10 years to comply with new Chesapeake Bay water quality regulations, herald-mail.com
» January 7, 2013, Gaithersburg High School ESOL students and environment benefit from state grant, Gazette.net