Academy of Natural Sciences Estuary Research CenterThe Academy of Natural Sciences' Estuarine Research Center is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to investigating the complex interrelationships of aquatic ecosystems, particularly the ways in which coastal systems adapt to, and are affected by, human activities. While much of the center's research is conducted within the Chesapeake Bay, the Chesapeake watershed, and the neighboring Delaware Bay, studies are designed to address issues that are broader in scope and can be applied to similar problems in other coastal ecosystems both within the U.S. and in other countries.
Chesapeake Research Consortium, IncThe Chesapeake Research Consortium, Inc. (CRC) is a non-profit corporation chartered by the State of Maryland. It is an association of six institutions, each of which has had long-standing involvement in research on problems affecting the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.
Coastal and Environmental Policy ProgramThe Coastal and Environmental Policy Program (CEPP) is a pioneering approach to environmental problem-solving that pursues real-world solutions through policy research, education and public service across traditional disciplines of science, economics, law and philosophy. Along with the Environmental Finance Center, CEPP is located at Maryland Sea Grant.
Environmental Concern Inc.A non-profit organization dedicated to wetland restoration, research, and education since 1972. The Environmental Finance CenterWith support from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Environmental Finance Center locatedat Maryland Sea Grant College, University of Maryland (UMD)was created to assist local communities infinding creative ways to pay for environmental projects.
Fish Health in Chesapeake BayLearn about health issues of fish found in the Chesapeake Bay region
Chesapeake Bay Land Margin Ecosystem ResearchThe Chesapeake Bay Land Margin Ecosystem Research (LMER) project investigates mechanisms affecting secondary production of estuarine ecosystems.
Smithsonian Environmental Research CenterThe Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is dedicated to increasing knowledge of the biological and physical processes that sustain life on earth. SERC's interdisciplinary research applies long-term studies to examine the ecological questions about landscapes of linked ecosystems, especially those impacted by human activities. SERC scientists use an experimental approach to discover mechanisms regulating the structure and dynamics of the environment.
Chesapeake Research Consortium, Inc.The Chesapeake Research Consortium, Inc. (CRC) is a non-profit corporation chartered by the State of Maryland. It is an association of six institutions, each of which has had long-standing involvement in research on problems affecting the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.
Center of Marine BiologyEstablished in 1985 by the State ofMaryland, the UMBI's five centers conductresearch and training that provide a core ofexpertise and facilities to advance thestate's scientific and economicdevelopment. Maryland League of Conservation VotersWelcome to our web site! Maryland voters can find out: Who represents me in Annapolis? What are my legislators' environmental scores? What are the environmental issues? How can I get involved in the election?
Maryland Forests AssociationOur mission is "to promote the maintenance of a healthy and productive forests land base so as to enhance the economic, environmental, and social well-being of all who live in Maryland." Use the MFA web page to learn more about issues concerning forest land, forest management, the forest community and forest products industry in Maryland.
Environmental Fund for MarylandThe Environmental Fund for Maryland is a federation of 19 environmental organizations formed for the sole purpose of soliciting employee contributions to environmental causes through payroll deduction in workplace giving campaigns. EFM member groups protect Marylandís health and environment through education, advocacy, citizen action, natural resource preservation, pollution prevention, and promotion of biological diversity.
Maryland Association for Environmental& Outdoor EducationThe Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) is a nonprofit association that encourages, trains, and supports Maryland educators to build a citizenry that understands and is responsibly engaged in promoting sustainability, addressing human needs and conserving the Earth's natural resources.
Maryland WatershedsHere you can find out everything you need to know about the watershed programs in Maryland, what you can do to affect change in this aspect of conservation, and how these programs change the way we live. Friends of Sligo CreekA group of concerned residents of eastern Montgomery County who gathered together in the 1980's as part of the Public Education and Participation program of the Anacostia Watershed Restoration Project (directed by the ICPRB).
Eyes of the Paint BranchThe Paint Branch is a tributary of the Anacostia River that runs through eastern Montgomery County and into Prince Georges County, Maryland. Its clean, cold water is supplied by seeps and springs that have not yet been compromised by human activities. As a result of these relatively pristine conditions, the Paint Branch is the only stream in the Washington Metropolitan area to sustain long-term self-reproducing brown trout.
Maryland Native Plant SocietyDedicated to: Protecting, Conserving, and Restoring Maryland's Native Plants and Habitats
Maryland Heritage& Biodiversity Conservation ProgramsBy focusing on those plants, animals, and natural communities which are most in danger of disappearing, the HBCP helps toensure that these essential elements of Maryland's diverse biological heritage are not lost. HBCP is the lead authority within DNRfor endangered species protection. It is also responsible for the conservation of all other wildlife species which are neither huntednor trapped. HBCP's continuing inventory of Maryland's ecological resources, whether rare or more common, provides a dynamic,scientifically-defensible basis for accurately determining the rarity of species and communities,as well as for identifying significantnatural areas and setting protection priorities.
Citizen's to Conserve and RestoreDiscover what your participation in the programs that the Citizen'sto Conserve and Restore's group has to offer you!