Home to nearly 80 conservation, preservation and sustainability-focused organizations, the Greater Annapolis area is the epicenter of Maryland’s environmental movement. From restoring wildlife habitats to influencing environmental policy, your neighbors are stepping up and making a difference. Find your fit and get involved.
1000 Friends of Maryland advocates for a more environmentally and economically sustainable future that creates opportunities for all Marylanders through better development patterns. 1000 Friends is committed to: Preserving the rich array of natural resources; maintaining and revitalize existing communities; protecting historic resources and integrating them into the life of the community; assuring efficient, effective […]
The Alliance is a regional nonprofit organization that builds and fosters partnerships to protect and to restore the Bay and its rivers. Its mission is to lead, support, and inspire local action to restore and protect the lands, rivers, and streams of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Areas of emphasis: Building stewardship, conserving Chesapeake forests, reducing […]
The Board is a city commission dedicated to conserving environmentally sensitive lands for recreational, cultural and ecological benefits, through gifts, bequests, and sale or lease agreements. It works with City staff, property owners, local land trusts, and other government agencies to preserve and maintain green space around Annapolis in the form of conservation easements that […]
The Annapolis Environmental Commission (AEC) is comprised of nine city residents with diverse professional and/or volunteer backgrounds related to environmental issues. They are appointed by the mayor and make recommendations to the mayor and council on issues relating to the natural health of the local environment including the water, air, land and noise.
The Office is responsible for the protection and enhancement of the natural environment within the City of Annapolis through policies and programs that include, but are not limited to: Environmental Grants, Environmental Policy Development and Initiatives, Floodplain Management, Land Trusts – Land Conservation, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), […]
ARTMA promotes transportation options and transit expansion throughout Anne Arundel County to increase mobility, reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality, recognizing the intrinsic relationship between mobility and land use. ARTMA advocates the value of a sound multi-modal transportation infrastructure and promotes commuter options that save money, time, and protect quality of life while reducing […]
WSA envisions an Anne Arundel County in which every community is actively engaged to ensure clean waters. WSA works toward its vision by restoring waterways of Anne Arundel County through an innovative educational model that has rallied communities from Brooklyn Park to Herring Bay. WSA’s rigorous training program has prepared more than 200 Master Watershed […]
Arlington Echo is home of the Environmental Literacy and Outdoor Education Office of Anne Arundel County Public Schools. It provides interdisciplinary outdoor education for students and teachers through authentic hands-on outdoor experiences with the environmental knowledge, skills, and motivation to make and act upon responsible environmental decisions.
The Council’s mission is to unite the people of Arnold, preserve its rural heritage and enhance its environment by advocating responsible growth, linked neighborhoods, local businesses and excellent schools.
Barrels by the Bay’s mission is aimed to inspire the next generation of community activists and change makers by investing in the environmental education of the students who participate. Coca-Cola syrup barrels are converted into rain barrels, which are then painted and installed in the community. Its team works to help combat flooding and stormwater […]