Nonprofit Organizations

American Farmland Trust
The mission of American Farmland Trust is to help farmers and ranchers protect their land, produce a healthier environment and build successful communities. Founded in 1980 by a small group of forward-looking farmers and conservationists who were alarmed by how much of the nation’s farmland was being paved over for sprawling development the organization has protected over three million acres of farm and ranch land and established environmentally sound farming practices on millions more.

Audubon Naturalist Society
The Audubon Naturalist Society inspires residents of the greater Washington, DC, region to appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor experiences, education, and advocacy.

Town of Barnesville
Barnesville’s town's motto, "A Caring Community," is a testament to the sense of place enjoyed by the Town's residents and their neighbors in the Agricultural Reserve of Western Montgomery County.

Boyds Civic Association 
This website offers the minutes of the Civic Associations meetings along with information on area parks, places of worship, Marc Train schedule, historic places and proposed development in the area.

Coalition For Smarter Growth
The mission of the Coalition For Smarter Growth is to ensure that transportation and development decisions accommodate growth while revitalizing communities, providing more housing and travel choices, and conserving our natural and historic areas

Town of Damascus
Learn about the history and current events of Damascus, Maryland.

Heritage Montgomery
The Heritage Tourism Alliance of Montgomery County is a nonprofit organization created to bring the County’s rich history to the attention of its residents and visitors. The heritage areas were begun as part of a state program to promote the enjoyment and appreciation of the County’s past.

Historic Medley District
Historic Medley was founded in 1974 to promote the conservation of buildings, structures, objects and spaces that contribute to the historic character of the area; the development and implementation of plans for preserving and using these resources; promotion of research and education in area history and its contribution to Montgomery County; public testimony; and encouragement of citizen participation in these activities.

Izaak Walton League of America- Bethesda Chevy Chase Chapter
The Izaak Walton League of America is a diverse group of 50,000 men and women dedicated to protecting our nation’s soil, air, woods, waters and wildlife. Our strength lies in our grassroots, commonsense approach to solving local, regional and national conservation issues. 

Landscape and Nature Discoveries, Inc. (LAND) provides outdoor educational experiences for children, encouraging them to appreciate, conserve, and respect their natural environment while cultivating connections within the community

The Maryland Native Plant Society
The Maryland Native Plant Society’s mission is to promote awareness, appreciation, and conservation of Maryland’s native plants and their habitats. We pursue our mission through education, research, advocacy, and service activities.

Montgomery Countryside Alliance
Evolved from Solutions Not Sprawl founded in 2001, Montgomery Countryside Alliance's mission is to advocate for land use and transportation policies that enhance agriculture and land preservation; educate about the environmental, economic and recreational benefits of local farmland; support local farms to strengthen our rural economy; celebrate the beauty and abundance of the Ag Reserve and to conserve the economic value and rural landscape of the Ag Reserve for current and future generations of the region.

National Capital Farms
The website of the Agriculture Working Group is supported by the Washington Metro Council of Governments. This group is involved with agricultural activities within a 150 mile radius of Washington DC. The website includes a farm search tool, agriculture classifieds, and local farming statistics.

North Potomac Citizens Association
NPCA is a volunteer-run organization working to maintain and enhance the quality of life within the North Potomac community.

Town of Poolesville
Read about the background and current events of Poolesville, Maryland.

Potomac Conservancy
Potomac Conservancy protects the health, beauty, and enjoyment of the Potomac River and its tributaries. The Conservancy’s primary focus is protection of water quality through land protection and sound land use practices.

Red Wiggler Community Farm
Red Wiggler is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in 1996 to create meaningful, fully included jobs for adults with developmental disabilities through the business of growing and selling high quality vegetables in Montgomery County MD.

Renewing the Countryside
Renewing the Countryside strengthens rural areas by championing and supporting rural communities, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, activists and other people who are renewing the countryside through sustainable and innovative initiatives, businesses, and projects.

Sierra Club of Montgomery County
The Sierra Club is the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States. Click on the link to see what the local Montgomery County Maryland Chapter is up to.

Sugarland Ethnohistory Project
The Sugarland Ethnohistory Project seeks to preserve the Black, African-American Historical Resources in the Sugarland Community of Montgomery County, Poolesville, Maryland.  The site is for anyone and everyone interested in learning about the Black/African-American history of Sugarland Community and their transition from slavery to freedom.

West Montgomery Citizens Association
The West Montgomery County Citizens Association strives to maintain quality of life by monitoring growth and by placing the highest priority on green space. WMCCA aims to protect the environment; perpetuate animal and bird habitats; encourage low density, controlled growth and confined commercial areas.

Sugarloaf Citizens' Association, Inc.
Linden Farm 
20900 Martinsburg Road
P.O. Box 218 
Dickerson, MD 20842

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