Web Sites and Link
1000 Friends of MarylandA coalition of businesses, community and environmental groups dedicated to preserving what is best about Maryland and to encourage sensible growth. Purpose, news and events, and platform.
Audubon Society of Central MarylandProtecting and restoring birds, other wildlife and their habitats through education and action. Find programs, field trips, sanctuaries, newsletter and membership information.
Chesapeake Bay ProgramChesapeake Bay and its ecosystem. Scientific data, environmental indicators, educational resources, and public information.
Chesapeake Bay Observing SystemIncludes water temperature, currents, and salinity.
Chesapeake Bay Environmental CenterThe Wildfowl Trust of North America is a private non-profit organization dedicated to conservation and stewardship of Chesapeake wildfowl and wetlands through education and research. The 500 acre preserve located near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Maryland's Eastern Shore offers trails, a visitor center, and a wild bird care facility.
Discovery VillageLocated in Shady Side, Maryland on an 8-acre peninsula nestled in the West River. Provides opportunities for schoolchildren to learn about the eco-system of the Chesapeake Bay and participate in hands-on experiments.
Home and Garden Information CenterIncludes garden tips, home horticulture resources, and fact sheets. Produced by the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Program.
Irvine Natural Science CenterA non-profit environmental education organization whose mission is to inspire appreciation and respect for the natural world, and to increase awareness of environmental issues.
Maryland Agriculture on the WebDefinitive site for linking people interested in Maryland agriculture on the web. Includes farms, suppliers, lenders, organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies.
Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation FoundationAims to preserve sufficient agricultural land to maintain a viable local base of food and fiber production for the present and future citizens of Maryland. Includes details of initiatives, legal fact sheets, meetings and task forces.
Maryland Alliance for Greenway Improvement and Conservation (MAGIC)Works to improve wildlife habitat, provide connecting wildlife corridors, protect forests, and keep streams and water supplies pure. Maps, articles, and photos.
Maryland Conservation CouncilAn environmental coalition which brings together organizations throughout the state to create a strong voice for the environment and to coordinate effective action by citizens with knowledge, expertise, and energy.
Maryland Cooperative Extension Entomologyintegrated pest management, pesticide education and assessment programs, agriculture, green industry, ornamental plants
Maryland Department of Planning - Smart GrowthInitiatives that aim to direct State resources to revitalize older developed areas, preserve some of Maryland's valuable resource and open space lands, and discourage the continuation of sprawling development into rural areas.
Maryland ECO System (Environmental Citizens On-line)A collaborative effort among environmental organizations throughout Maryland to educate and mobilize their memberships. Includes current and past advocacy campaigns.
Maryland Environmental ServiceAn independent state agency that aims to protect and enhance the state’s air, land and water resources. Feature details of projects statewide.
Maryland Forests Associationa non-profit organization for forest landowners, foresters and other natural resource professionals, hunt clubs and recreational groups, logging and trucking companies, the forest products industry, related businesses and individuals concerned about the wise-use of forest resources.
Maryland Geological SurveyPrograms, news, and publications. Includes maps and a discussion of some landscape features.
Maryland Native Plant SocietyDedicated to protecting, conserving, and restoring Maryland's native plants and habitats. Meetings, upcoming events and local restoration projects.
Maryland Soybean BoardPromotes the soybean industry and serves as a checkoff for farmers. Includes recipes, consumer information, and their research initiatives.
Maryland State Parks and ForestsThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers affordable and wholesome recreational opportunities statewide at state parks and forests.
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning CommissionAcquires, develops, maintains and administers a regional system of parks in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland.
Piney Orchard Nature Preserve100 acre preserve located in a planned community near Odenton, Maryland. Species list, hiking trail information, bird habitat protection project, and news and events.
Students for Environmental Actiona student run environmental group at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
The Alice Ferguson Foundation/Hard Bargain FarmFosters environmental responsibility and enhances the historic legacy and rural character of Hard Bargain Farm by sharing the wonder and excitement of exploring a working farm, woods and wetlands on the Potomac shoreline.
The Chesapeake Bay TrustNonprofit organization that provides financial support grants to civic and community organizations, schools and volunteer groups for Chesapeake Bay restoration and education projects in Maryland.
Trash ForceVolunteer group in the Washington, D.C. area that picks up trash and recyclables from public areas every other weekend.
Washington Suburban Sanitary CommissionMontgomery and Prince George County water/sewer agency, also concerned with the promulgation and enforcement of plumbing and gasfitting regulations in suburban Maryland, and the development and maintenance of storm drainage facilities within its boundaries