Our Work

From Appalachian mountain springs to the Atlantic Ocean, the Mid-Atlantic region is defined by one unifying feature: water.

Chesapeake Bay Sunrise, Bob Miller

Our waters sustain wildlife and provide critical habitat. Whether protecting our waterways, restoring wildlife habitat, or safeguarding our outdoor heritage for future generations, we believe the best results occur when we work together. Our work is grounded in programs that help local communities connect to nature. In this way, we give everyone the opportunity to be a voice for wildlife.

Clean Water

Clean water is one of the most important threads between people and wildlife. By acting as host to watershed-wide coalitions, the National Wildlife Federation plays an essential and unique role in protecting iconic bodies of water such as the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River Watershed.

Adapting to Climate Change

Through research and restoration, we seek to better understand and plan for the impacts of climate change on our region’s most vulnerable species in the key habitats such as the Atlantic Coast, the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River. Our team addresses the impacts of a warming world, including sea-level rise and coastal flooding, using innovative, climate-smart solutions in order to help wildlife and people adapt to a changing landscape.

Educating the Next Generation

From neighborhood to neighborhood, gardeners, birders, teachers, parents, and kids are creating a vibrant future for wildlife. We put our signature programs, like Eco-Schools US and Community Wildlife Habitat™, to work with state and regional partners to ensure the next generation of conservationists are inspired to continue to protect wildlife. See what we are up to in Baltimore City!

Clean Air

Transitioning from old fossil fuel power plants to new clean renewable energy—harnessing the power of the sun and wind—is essential to protecting people and wildlife. By hosting collaborative efforts, the National Wildlife Federation is bringing together a diverse network of partners in the state of Maryland including faith, labor, business, health, and environmental justice organizations to ensure a cleaner and brighter energy future.

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Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. The National Wildlife Federation is on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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