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  • Super-Natural: Building tenure, wealth, and equity on land owned by African Americans

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    On February 27, 2020, the Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) and its sponsors and partners presented the third Taking Nature Black Conference at The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Chevy Chase, MD. The successful event featured presentations by regional and national environmental leaders on topics including climate change, environmental justice, and environmental joy!

    Session 6 –
    Xavier Brown, Founder of Soulful City, Co-Founder of South Eats Cooperative, DC
    Michael Carter, Jr., Farmer, Carter Farms in Virginia
    Donna Dear, Farmer, Mount Pleasant Acres Farm, MD
    Paulette Greene, Farmer, Mount Pleasant Acres Farm, MD
    Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper and Family Farmer, MD
    Moderator: Tracy Lloyd McCurty, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Black Belt Justice Center

    THANK YOU to our wonderful participants and to our fantastic audience.

    THANK YOU to our collaborative partners for their support and creativity in the planning of this highly-anticipated conference: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI); The Patuxent Riverkeeper; University of Maryland - College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; M-NCPPC - Prince George's County Parks; The Corps Network; Virginia Environmental Justice Collaborative; and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    THANK YOU to our sponsors: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI); M-NCPPC - Prince George's County Parks; Citizen's Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Executive Council; National Wildlife Federation; Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Maryland Department of Natural Resources; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Chesapeake Bay Trust; Blue Water Baltimore; Brookside Gardens; Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay; Piedmont Environmental Council; Choose Clean Water Coalition; Conservation Montgomery; Montgomery Green; Stay Healthy Playing Fields; Montgomery Parks M-NCPPC; College of Agriculture & Natural Resources; Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund; National Aquarium; Chesapeake Legal Alliance; Chesapeake Research Consortium; Rebuilding Haiti One Trip At a Time; Southern Environmental Law Center; Waterkeepers Chesapeake; Anacostia Watershed Society; and United Parents Against Lead & Other Environmental Hazards.

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