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Audubon Society of the District of ColumbiaField trips, events, birding around D.C., Logan Meadow sanctuary and newsletter articles.
Biodiversity Database of the Washington, D.C., AreaSearchable database of information and images. Includes organisms and regional nature and preservation areas in the D.C. area.
Casey Trees Endowment FundA project to restore the tree canopy of Washington, DC, administered by the Garden Clubs of America. Includes a review of the street tree inventory carried out in 2002.
DC Department of Health - Environmental Health AdministrationWorks to prevent and control environmentally related diseases while protecting and preserving the ecological system in the district. Features a guide to the bureaus and divisions that make up the Administration.
DC Energy OfficePromotes energy efficiency through conservation, education, and fuel assistance programs and by regulatory intervention. Includes consumer information, a description of agency programs, a guide to resources in its library, an events calendar, and links to related sites.
DC GreenworksNon-profit organization supports projects and provides information on low-impact storm water management and urban forestry. Includes information on green roofs, rain gardens, and tree care.
Earthjustice - Washington DCFocused on ensuring that national clean water and clean air standards are properly set and enforced in the District. Features urgent cases, opportunities for action, legislative information, news and campaigns.
Earthquake History of the District of ColumbiaSeismic history of DC from the National Earthquake Information Center.
EnvironmentorsCommitted to helping one hundred public high school students create opportunities for brighter futures through mentorship, educational enrichment, and the fostering of a sense of environmental stewardship.
Flora of the Washington-Baltimore AreaOffers information about flora native to the area. Includes a specimen database, projects, spring flowering records and a gallery.
Friends of the Earth DC Environmental NetworkA consortium of conservation organizations that meets regularly to focus on environmental problems specific to the region, exchange information, and coordinate strategies. Includes background documents [PDF].
Hardy Palm Trees and FernsShowcases plants that can survive the area's often snowy winters.
HowStuffWorks: Exploding ManholesInformation on the frequent mishaps under the streets of the city.
Pre-Columbian Society of Washington, DCPromotes interest in Pre-Columbian cultures through annual symposia, monthly meetings, and a newsletter. Includes newsletter index.
Sustainable Washington AllianceNetwork of individuals, businesses, and organizations working to create a sustainable future for the region.
The Nature Conservancy - Maryland/District of ColumbiaWorks to protect critical natural lands. Features places protected, events, news and volunteer opportunities.
Urban Land InstituteNon-profit research and education organization focusing on the use of land to enhance the environment.
Washington Regional Network for Livable CommunitiesAdvocates "smart-growth" transportation investments, land use policies, and community designs. Includes newsletter archive and policy documents.





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