District of Columbia

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Establishing Builders Institute to Expand Capacity for Clean Water (multiple states)
Increase regional capacity to implement watershed restoration and conservation projects more efficiently and effectively by establishing a Chesapeake Capacity Builders Institute. Project will engage 130 watershed stewardship leaders in piloting efforts to build and enhance collective watershed project management.

Center for Watershed Protection
Scaling Up Biochar Applications for Runoff Reduction in Chesapeake Bay (multiple states)
Accelerate the rate and scale at which biochar amendments are applied in the urban landscape to support runoff reduction and improved water quality across the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Project will secure new partners for widespread use of biochar amendments and provide technical assistance on sourcing and using certified biochar in a variety of urban applications.

Chesapeake Commons
FieldDoc Implementation for Restoration Tracking in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (DC)
Support Chesapeake Program staff with necessary planning and development to extend FieldDoc’s capabilities. Project will support multi-program reporting, integration of water quality monitoring efforts at the best management practice scale, and opening the system’s application programming interface for use across NFWF’s data science team.

Department of Energy and Environment
Correcting DC Sewer Systems to Benefit Anacostia Watershed Communities 
Reduce sanitary sewer discharges in underserved communities in the Anacostia River watershed through an innovative approach to community engagement in planning, prioritizing, and financing sanitary sewer corrections.

Nature-based Infrastructure Training for Latino Landscape Professionals of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (DC, MD, VA)
Develop and implement a culturally relevant Spanish language nature-based infrastructure training for landscape professionals across Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Project will train 36 professionals and serve as a replicable model for engaging new communities in regional watershed restoration efforts.

National Wildlife Federation
Building and Advancing Capacity of Chesapeake Nonprofits to Accelerate Water Quality Improvements (multiple states)
Coordinate efforts to create a more inclusive and diverse Chesapeake Bay watershed restoration movement and support regional and watershed-wide convenings to improve collaboration and impact among nearly 300 nonprofits working towards Bay restoration.

Rock Creek Conservancy
Planning for Rock Creek Park’s Forests (DC)
Create a landscape-scale plan to restore and maintain the forests in the Rock Creek watershed while engaging community members in people-powered restoration to sustain this restoration beyond Rock Creek Park’s borders.

The Corps Network
Engaging Young People in Conservation and Natural Resource Implementation (DC)
Advance both Conservation Corps development and implementation and expansion across the Forest Service and sister land management agencies. Project will enroll a young, talented person to provide critical staff capacity will advance two essential priorities for the Service – climate and engaging diverse citizens in conservation action.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund
2022 NFWF Summer Scholars Program - Thurgood Marshall College Fund (DC)
Leverage the TMCF 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. Project will place 20 graduate and undergraduate students from HBCUs in internships to enhance the recruitment of diverse professionals within the conservation community.

University of Alaska Anchorage
2022 NFWF Summer Scholars Program (AK, DC)
Support the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) to identify and support underrepresented students for the 2022 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Scholars Program. Project will fund a total of ten ANSEP university students who will work in these conservation-based NFWF internships in Washington, DC.