Our DC-Area Work
The Earth Sangha operates a volunteer-based ecological restoration program for the greater Washington, DC, region. The program is designed to conserve and restore the native plant communities that are essential to the region's ecological health. At the heart of the program is our Wild Plant Nursery, the region’s most comprehensive source of native plants propagated from local, wild seed. In addition to local-ecotype native plant propagation, we help stabilize streams, control invasive alien plants, and restore forests, meadows, and wetlands. Our DC-area restoration work attracts over 600 volunteers annually, and has reached about 50 sites, nearly all of them on public lands.
All of our field work is designed for public participation, as a venue for environmental education. Check out our Field Schedule for upcoming volunteer events.
Banner: Various native goldenrods draw monarch butterflies to a powerline meadow in Fairfax County, Virginia. Photo by Lisa Bright.