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We’d like to thank the following nonprofit organizations for their participation in this issue of Leaf Litter:

Arundel Rivers Federation:  to protect, preserve, and restore the South, West, and Rhode Rivers by working with local communities to achieve clean, fishable, and swimmable waterways for present and future generations.

Baltimore Community ToolBank: serve community-based organizations by providing tools, equipment & expertise to empower their most ambitious goals.

Black Swamp Conservancy: to protect and preserve natural and agricultural lands in northwest Ohio for the benefit of future generations.

Blue Water Baltimore: to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams and Harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy and thriving communities.

Central Lake Erie Basin Collaborative is a network of organizations and initiatives that work collaboratively to protect and restore natural areas and promote stormwater solutions for a healthy Lake Erie and local streams/its tributaries.:

Chagrin River Watershed Partners connects people to care for the local water resources we depend on for consumption, production, and recreation. Our work protects and restores streams, wetlands, and forests to safeguard water while reducing flooding and erosion impacts on homes, businesses, and infrastructure.

Colorado Open Lands: To preserve the significant open lands and natural heritage of Colorado through private and public partnerships, innovative land conservation techniques and strategic leadership.

Commonweal Conservancy is a nonprofit conservation-based community-development organization dedicated to forging deep and sustaining connections among people, land, and the built environment

Denver Audubon: Inspiring actions that protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitats through education, conservation, and research.

Eastern Panhandle Conservation District: To provide for and promote the protection and conservation of our soil, land, water and related resources for the health, safety, and general welfare of the state’s citizens.

Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools is a non-profit organization that provides services, support, and inspiration to early childhood professionals to advance the field of nature-based early childhood education and encourage life-long appreciation for our natural world.

Environment India: to give ecology/environment related news/article especially from all over India. We collect environment related news from different news source to present before you. It aims to make you think sustainably and make India a leading nation during these environmental crises.

Friends of Indian River: Striving to improve the quality of life for all the residents of the Indian River neighborhoods of Chesapeake, Virginia, by promoting and preserving a healthy and clean river, shorelines, parks, and green spaces connected to the surrounding community.

Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition is a coalition of public, private, and nonprofit organizations working through our collective impact model to connect people to greenspaces through our four pillars of equity, discovery, biodiversity, and resilience.

Groundwork Bridgeport: to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement, and management of the physical environment, by empowering people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being.

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake works to engage congregations in being good caretakers of our shared watershed.

Johnson Creek Watershed Council: to promote restoration and stewardship of a healthy Johnson Creek Watershed through sound science and community engagement.

Kentucky Waterways Alliance: to protect, restore, and celebrate the waterways of Kentucky.

Louisville Nature Center: to build a thriving community resource that inspires stewardship of our urban forest through environmental education.

Metro Denver Nature Alliance: to facilitate an inclusive regional alliance that enhances the alignment and impact of nature-based efforts in order to champion more equitable access to nature and to promote healthy people, communities, and natural places in the metro Denver region.

The Nature Conservancy: to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

The Nature Conservancy in Colorado

The Nature Conservancy in Maryland/DC

NeighborSpace of Baltimore City: To enhance the livability of communities inside Baltimore County’s Urban Rural Demarcation Line by protecting and improving land with small parks, gardens, trails, and natural areas.

NY/NJ Baykeeper: to protect, preserve, and restore the ecological integrity and productivity of the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary.

Recode: Ensure access to and accelerate adoption of equitable and sustainable water systems.

Rockfish Valley Foundation: to preserve the natural, historical, ecological and agricultural resources of the Rockfish Valley.

The Santa Fe Conservation Trust partners with our community to keep northern New Mexico’s living lands and people flourishing together. We protect culturally and environmentally significant landscapes, ignite people’s passion for nature and enable the continual regeneration of our healthy place.

Save the Sound: to protect and improve the land, air, and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound.

SEEDS Ecology & Education Centers: To implement local solutions to global challenges at the intersection of ecology, education, and design.

Spa Creek Conservancy  is a volunteer organization dedicated to the stewardship of the Spa Creek watershed through education, preservation, mitigation and restoration.

South Carolina Environmental Law Project:to protect the natural environment of South Carolina by providing legal services and advice to environmental organizations and concerned citizens and by improving the state’s system of environmental regulation.

Teaneck Creek Conservancy is a member-supported, non profit organization dedicated to the reclamation and protection of the environmental, cultural, and historical legacy of the Teaneck Creek watershed.

Tinkers Creek Watershed Partners:  to protect and restore water quality and habitats of the Tinker’s Creek watershed through community partnerships.

Tucson Audubon Society inspires people to enjoy and protect birds through recreation, education, conservation, and restoration of the environment upon which we all depend.

Urban Ecosystems Restoration to support the development of Eco-Functioning Spaces, design them to enhance value, protect them over time, engage site users and local communities in their care and appreciation, and ultimately, connect them into protected greenways that promote regional environmental and public health benefits.

West Creek Conservancy: to enrich the lives of all people in Northeast Ohio by conserving natural habitats, restoring the ecological value of our region’s lands and waters, and expanding opportunities to connect people from all cultures to experience nature and discover our great outdoors.

Western Reserve Land Conservancy provide the people of our region with essential natural assets through land conservation and restoration.

Wildlands Network: reconnecting, restoring and rewilding North America so that life—in all its diversity—can thrive. Our work is founded in science, driven by fieldwork and furthered through strategic policy and partnerships.

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is a Colorado nonprofit that provides opportunities for people to come together, learn about their natural environment, and take direct action to restore and care for the land.



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