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Which city on Earth has the most nature and the most engaged residents? Join us from April 27-April 30, 2018 to take part in the City Nature Challenge and find out!

The Nature Conservancy is offering three guided events during the challenge weekend. These events are free and open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. Find links below to register or click on the tickets link to visit our events page on

Moths in the Morning, Bethesda, MD...
Friday, April 27
8:30 -10:00 a.m.
Nature Conservancy Ecologist Deborah Landau will lead a family friendly walk to identify moths and other insects at our Bethesda office.
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Guided Hike in Potomac, MD
Saturday, April 28
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join us for a family friendly hike at the Billy Goat Trail led by MD/DC Director of Land Management, Deborah Barber.
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Bioblitz in Laurel, MD
Saturday, April 28
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join us for a family friendly bioblitz at Oxbow Nature Preserve led by MD/DC Conservation Coordinator Christina Thompson
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Tree Tour at the Capitol Grounds
Sunday, April 29
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Washington, DC author and naturalist, Melanie Choukas-Bradley, will lead a tour of the Capitol grounds highlighting its diverse tree species and sharing a little bit of history about the city.
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The Arlington Regional Master Naturalists will be leading a hike at the Conservancy's Fraser Preserve in Fairfax County on Sunday, April 29 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Space is limited to 10 participants. Click here to register:

The City Nature Challenge encourages people to discover and document the biodiversity of our urban spaces. What started as a friendly competition in 2016 between San Francisco and Los Angeles has now grown into a global event touching down in 65 cities across 17 countries.

It’s easy to participate in the City Nature Challenge using the iNaturalist app (free on the app store). Just take a picture of a plant or animal and upload it to the app. Any observations made in the greater DC metro area will count during the four day challenge. Visit the Washington, DC challenge page on iNaturalist to see a full list of eligible cities and counties in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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Wetland restoration in just two easy steps!

DC, MD, VA - Nature Conservancy added 10 new photos to the album: Taylor Farm Tree Planting.

The Nature Conservancy in Maryland/DC is restoring over 600 acres of forested non-tidal wetlands at the headwaters of Nassawango Creek in Wicomico County, MD. N...assawango Creek is a major tributary to the Pocomoke River and the Chesapeake Bay, draining water off of thousands of acres of surrounding farmland. This wetland restoration is bringing considerable water quality and wildlife habitat benefits to the Bay watershed.

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