Non-Profit Partners

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is a 501(c)(3), not-for profit organization whose mission is to conserve native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. We envision an Americas-wide landscape where diverse interests collaborate to ensure that native bird species and their habitats are protected, where their protection is valued by society, and they are routinely considered in all land-use and policy decision-making
Audubon Naturalist Society The Audubon Naturalist Society is the oldest independent environmental organization in the Washington, DC region. A pioneer in linking conservation activities with environmental education, ANS reaches more than 9,000 children each calendar year through its nature preschool and family, scout, school, and camp programs at its three wildlife sanctuaries in Maryland and Virginia. It offers adults a variety of natural history classes, local outings, and national and international travel experiences. ANS works with other local groups on conservation issues such as transportation, watershed and rural lands protection, and climate change
Beyond Pesticides works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides.
Brickyard Educational Farm strives to improve the Chesapeake Bay watershed through the practice and education of sustainable agriculture. Brickyard Educational Farm’s philosophy is that hands-on, environmental and agricultural education experiences are important components of a well-rounded education for children and adults to lead healthier lives and improve their natural environment.
CASA de Maryland is the largest Latino and Immigrant organization in the state of Maryland, and a key partner in the national campaign for immigration reform. CASA's primary mission is to work with the community to improve the quality of life and fight for equal treatment and full access to resources and opportunities for low-income Latinos and their families. CASA also works with other low-income immigrant communities and organizations, makes its programs and activities available to them, and advocates for social, political, and economic justice for all low-income communities.
Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a national non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization working to protect human health and the environment by curbing the use of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture.
A non-profit support group for chemically sensitive people in the Maryland and N. Virginia area.
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our mission is to build and mobilize a powerful grassroots movement in this unique region that surrounds our nation’s capital to call for state, national and international policies that will put us on a path to climate stability.We envision a country where clean energy sources, such as solar and wind power, are prioritized and dirty fossil fuels are phased out; where our world is on a path to 350 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere, creating a stable, sustainable climate.
The goal of Conservation Montgomery is to work as a community to enhance the quality of life in the county. Established in 1776 and known today as “the gateway to the nation’s capital,” Montgomery County is made up of diverse land uses and diverse cultures within a population of almost 1 million people. including urban communities in the Down County and rural communities Up County. The organization seeks to protect vital natural resources within the county
District 1 Voters for Safe Lawns expanded from the Kenwood Forest Green Team to include concerned residents in all of Montgomery County's District 1 communities. Our goal is to support the movement towards safer neighborhoods in District 1 - free of harmful lawn pesticides, and advocate for the passage of the Montgomery County's Safe Lawn Care Bill 52-14. (Montgomery County District 1 includes: Bethesda, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Garrett Park, Glen Echo, Friendship Heights, North Bethesda, Potomac, Poolesville, Randolph Hills, and Somerset)
Environmental Working Group empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. We drive consumer choice and civic action with breakthrough research and an informed public. For two decades EWG's groundbreaking research has changed the debate over our nation's environmental health. EWG’s key issues are in the areas of: consumer products; energy; farming; food; water; and toxics.
Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping the global commons — our shared resources — under public control.
The Friends of Ten Mile Creek and Little Seneca Reservoir serve as guardians of Ten Mile Creek and its watershed, preserving and protecting this unique place. Ten Mile Creek's forests, farms and rare geology provide clean drinking water to Little Seneca Reservoir, a backup drinking water supply for the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan region and a beloved recreational resource.
GMO Free USA’s mission is to harness independent science and agroecological concepts to advocate for sustainable food and ecological systems. We will educate consumers and other stakeholders about the potential hazards of genetically engineered organisms and advance the application of the Precautionary Principle.
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., is the leading national voice for children's environmental health at school and a national-award-winning 501(c)3 not-for-profit environmental health organization. Founded in 1995, we launched the national healthy schools movement with comprehensive state policies and a model coalition that have been shared and replicated widely since 1997. As EPA and CDC Partners, our expertise is also recognized by Congress, university centers, NGOs, and the media. To protect our voice for children, we do not endorse products or accept support from chemical companies or vendors
IPC is dedicated to educating, supporting and motivating people and communities of faith in the Chesapeake watershed to care for the Earth and all its inhabitants, beginning with their own home, the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Through tree-planting programs, stormwater management guidance, a multitude of online resources, and available speakers, IPC encourages and supports congregations and individuals to help restore balance to our waterways. We are all connected to each other through water – and the way we treat water is a reflection of our love for our Creator and each other.
Interfaith Power & Light works with congregations of all faiths to save energy, go green, and respond to climate change
“JustUs" advocates to enhance the quality of life for all Leisure World residents. We research, formulate and propose policy positions related to use of chemicals and toxic substances, pet and wildlife protection, environmental and governmental impacts on the health and well being of the Leisure World community. For further information email: justus.lwmd@gmail.com
The Maryland Environmental Health Network convenes diverse stakeholders in the fields of health and environmental advocacy, research, and community activism, to support cross-sector education, dialogue and action that results in better protection of both human health and the environment. Vision: We envision a Maryland where children and adults enjoy clean food, air and water, and benefit from safe environments in their homes, schools and communities. Mission: The Maryland Environmental Health Network seeks to improve the health of Marylanders by minimizing exposures to environmental threats and toxic chemicals, by promoting effective environmental legislation and institutional policies (including enforcement), and by advancing environmental health equity throughout Maryland.
(MOFFA) was established in 1991 as a non-profit organization. We strive to build a sustainable network of individuals and organizations that support small farms, family gardens, and ecologically sound businesses.
Maryland Pesticide Network (MPN) is a grassroots coalition of organizations in Maryland dedicated to protecting the public and the environment from toxic pesticides and promoting healthy alternatives. Founded in 1994, MPN's diverse membership includes health care provider, consumer, environmental, parent, labor, agricultural and religious organizations. The impact of pesticide use is a complex issue about which we will never have perfect knowledge. Therefore, the coalition's work is based on the precautionary principle, which states: "When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or their environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically."
Moms Across America, with over 310 leaders causing over 400 events in 18 months, is the brainchild of Zen Honeycutt, mother of 3 boys, one of whom had life threatening allergies. That is, until she found out about GMOs and helped her sons to avoid them. with allergies and autism symptoms that got better when they avoided GMOs and pesticides by eating organic.
The Green Party seeks to create a society based on the values of ecological wisdom, social justice, grassroots democracy, and nonviolence. We support efforts that will make Montgomery County sustainable, prosperous and just.
Moms Clean Air Force is a community of moms and dads united against air pollution including the urgent crisis of our changing climate – to protect our children’s health. We arm members with reliable information and solutions through online resources, articles, action tools and on-the-ground events
We are a group of individuals interested in helping to grow, through positive action, a more sustainable local food system; improve our public school food; encourage the development of state-of-the-art outdoor education programs; champion our local economy and food system. We will offer social gatherings: including films, books, potlucks, speakers and engaging conversation. We invite all interested people to join us in creating a lively social community in support of these aspirations! We look forward to meeting YOU!
The Muddy Branch Alliance's vision is for the surrounding streams, lakes, forests and parks to be teeming with life, safe for families, pets and wildlife to enjoy and to have a community connected to preserving the area's intrinsic beauty. Based in Montgomery County, Md.
Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN North America, or PANNA) works to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. As one of five PAN Regional Centers worldwide, we link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens’ action network. This network challenges the global proliferation of pesticides, defends basic rights to health and environmental quality, and works to ensure the transition to a just and viable society.
The Chesapeake Bay Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility was formed to support the national PSR initiatives at the local level. We also focus on issues specific to our region such as greenhouse emissions, eliminate pollution and toxins from our environment and abolish nuclear weapons. Chesapeake Bay PSR's work is supported by its steering committee of local doctors and health professionals
Progressive Neighbors has been active for many years in a wide variety of progressive causes both locally and nationally, on issues of peace, education, housing, labor, gender, health care, civil rights, democracy, environment, and transportation.
The Rachel Carson Council is an award-winning 501 (c) (3) environmental, educational non-profit that is the legacy organization that Rachel Carson envisioned. For 48 years, RCC has worked for the protection of health and the environment. The Rachel Carson Council (RCC) promotes alternative, environmentally benign pest management strategies to encourage healthier, sustainable living. The RCC is a clearinghouse and library with information at both scientific and layperson levels on pesticide-related issues, which provides answers to the public, produces various publications clarifying pesticide dangers, brings alternative pest controls to the public's attention, and presents conferences and workshops for the public and the scientific community.
Our mission is to advocate for fresh, whole and nutrient-rich foods in Montgomery County Public Schools, to reduce the availability of foods that are low in nutritional value, and to increase the availability of local and sustainable foods. We seek to collaborate with MCPS and other community stakeholders, recognizing that wholesome food is an educational investment that leads to academic success, improved behavior, and better health outcomes. We believe that improving students' food options is a critical part of MCPS' commitment to support the whole child.
Rock Creek Conservancy protects the lands and waters of Rock Creek and revitalizes Rock Creek Park for people to treasure and enjoy. Rock Creek Conservancy is the only organization dedicated solely to Rock Creek and its parks. The creek meanders 33 miles through the Washington metropolitan area, crossing federal lands as well as district, city, county, and state boundaries. Although parkland borders much of the creek, the surrounding development threatens the health and beauty of these natural areas. Rock Creek Conservancy is uniquely positioned to foster outreach, education, and protection efforts to overcome threats to Rock Creek.
Located directly to the south of the Muddy Branch Watershed, the Watts Branch headwaters are in the City of Rockville, and the stream parallels the Muddy Branch towards the Potomac. This watershed does have a special protection area, which has very tight controls to protect the stream. The location where this stream meets the Potomac is directly above the WSSC water treatment plant and the stream has a great influence on the operation of the plant and on our drinking water.