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DC CWMA Members and Partners

DC Department of the Environment
The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) is the leading authority on energy and environmental issues affecting the District of Columbia. Using a combination of regulations, outreach, education, and incentives, our agency administers programs and services to fulfill their mission. DDOE works with other government agencies, residents, businesses, and institutions to promote environmentally responsible behavior that will lead to a more sustainable urban environment.

Anacostia Watershed Society
The mission of the Anacostia Watershed Society is to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed communities by cleaning the water, recovering the shores, and honoring the heritage.

Student Conservation Association
SCA's mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.

National Capital Parks East, NPS
National Capital Parks-East is 13 park sites, parkways and statuary covering more than 8,000 acres of historic, cultural, and recreational parklands from Capitol Hill to the nearby Maryland suburbs." and, "Each site that makes up National Capital Parks - East has much to offer the visitor.  From quiet walks in the forest or along the river to the loud boom of canon fire to winter ice skating.

Center for Urban Ecology, NPS

The Center for Urban Ecology (CUE) identifies and responds to the natural resource needs of the National Capital Region (NCR), located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The CUE staff focuses on urban ecology within the matrix of the region's nationally significant natural and cultural resources. The EPMT program assists parks in preventing introductions of new species, reducing existing infestations, and restoring native plant communities and ecosystem functions.

Rock Creek Park, NPS
Click link above for more information.

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Click link above for more information.

C & O Canal Park, NPS
The Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park includes 19,236 acres paralleling the Potomac River from the densely urbanized Washington D.C. upriver for 184.5 miles through pastoral farm country and forest to Cumberland, Maryland. Many of the park’s three million annual visitors come here to enjoy the outdoors, access the river, hike and bike, jog, ride horses, and observe wildlife.

District Department of Parks and Recreation

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. The vision for the Department of Parks and Recreation is to be the national leader in urban recreation and parks administration and to be District residents’ primary source for leisure activity.


District Department of Transportation, Urban Forestry Admin

DDOT Trees is the Urban Forestry Administration which is responsible for establishing and maintaining a full population of healthy street trees within the District.

UDC Cooperative Extension Service
The Cooperative Extension Service (CES) is a District wide informal education system. CES engages, educates and empowers District residents by providing free and fee-based, non-credit classes, workshops, demonstrations and technical assistance. CES further extends beneficial information to residents through the distribution of informative publications including brochures, fact-sheets, bulletins, newsletters and more.

Rock Creek Park Conservancy
Rock Creek Conservancy (formerly Friends of Rock Creek's Environment) is a nonprofit group working to protect and restore Rock Creek and its waters, parks, and lands.  The Conservancy is the only organization that focuses on Rock Creek in its entirety. Rock Creek Conservancy is uniquely positioned to foster outreach, education, and protection efforts to overcome threats to Rock Creek.

U. S. Forest Service

The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations


Are you interested in being a member or partnering with the DC Cooperative Weed Management? 

Contact Laura Washington: [email protected]

We look forward to partnering with you in our efforts to manage invasive plants in the District.