District of Columbia

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Maintaining Best Management Practices in the Anacostia Watershed (MD, DC)
Promote successful, long-term best management practice maintenance and water quality improvement through a virtual maintenance resource center, inspections, cost-share maintenance services and a neighborhood volunteer program. Project will increase the functionality of at least 300 installed best management practices and document improvement in the abilities of 200 property owners to maintain their practices over time.

American Forests
Leveraging Urban Forests for Climate, Health and Tree Equity Scores (MD, VA, DC)
Build a deep-dive Tree Equity Score Analyzer tool for use across the greater Washington metropolitan region. Project will provide a way to set urban forestry narratives, plan strategies and focus resources on communities of highest need to improve tree canopy where its benefits are most needed.

Canaan Valley Institute
Coordinating Eastern Brook Trout Joint 
Venture Strategies and Goals (multiple states)
Continue the activities of the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture in the historic range of the species. Project will refine the strategic objectives and key conservation priorities of the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture using the results of the recently completed status assessment of wild brook trout at the catchment scale.

Earth Conservation Corps
Riparian Restoration of Barnaby Run/Oxon Cove Through Community Engagement (DC, MD)
Engage community youth and local organizations in the removal of a half mile of invasive species and restoration of riparian habitat through trash removal in Barnaby Run, a tributary to Oxon Cove and the Potomac River. Project will plant fifty native bald cypress trees and 1 acre of wild rice plants in Oxon Cove, a vital urban wildlife habitat to a myriad of migratory bird species.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund 
Thurgood Marshall College Fund Conservation Fellows Program (DC)
Work with NFWF and other conservation organizations to place 40 graduate and undergraduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in internships in an effort to enhance recruitment of diverse professionals within the conservation community. Project will leverage outreach systems and campus relationships to communicate internship opportunities to the broad HBCU markets and provide NFWF with the best candidates for open internship positions.

Wildlife Management Institute
Conservation Without Conflict (DC)
Work with NFWF and other conservation partners to expand voluntary and collaborative on-the-ground approaches to wildlife conservation on working lands across the United States.