Spotlight on Members: Earth Day

April 21, 2014

Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22nd. In celebration of protecting, conserving, and nurturing our home and its inhabitants, we’re shining the spotlight on a few our member nonprofit organizations whose missions are to advocate for and educate about nature and wildlife.

Be sure to check out a few of these amazing nonprofits and look for upcoming summer events that you can participate in with family and friends, too! Want to be featured in our next spotlight? Become a member!


Mission: Battle Creek Nature Education Society (BCNES) is dedicated to the development of a responsible environmental ethic by providing opportunities for environmental education and compatible recreation; and the preservation of the natural heritage of Calvert County primarily within the mission of the Calvert County Natural Resources Division.

Mark your calendar’s for Nature’s ARTcade, an art exhibit in June featuring area Calvert County artists and artwork inspired by the nature of Southern Maryland.


Mission: The Chesapeake Audubon Society works in the Maryland region to promote the stewardship of natural ecosystems through  conservation, restoration, education, and advocacy.

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities at the Chesapeake Audubon Society; learn how you can become a Conservation Committee Member, a Field Trip Assistant, a Newsletter Contributer, and more

Mission: To preserve land on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in order to keep prime farmland in agriculture, to protect unique natural areas, and to perpetually monitor those lands to ensure that preservation is permanent.

Find out more about the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy’s upcoming events including a Project Clean Stream, Spring Paddle, tours, music events, and more


Mission: Parks and People Foundation is dedicated to supporting a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities; creating and sustaining beautiful and lively parks; and promoting a healthy natural environment for Baltimore.

Want to spruce up your community? You may qualify for a Greening Community grant, find out more


Mission: Since 1997 the FOMSP have advocated for Maryland State Parks to be adequately funded and treated as an economic investment as well as a “Quality of Life” investment.

See a list of 7 ways you can get involved to help promote and protect Maryland’s State Parks.

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