Photo Essay: Paddler Turned Volunteer

Photo Essay: Paddler Turned Volunteer

Raise your glass to Rebecca: avid paddler, River Center volunteer, and donor!

Just think. The Potomac would be restored with swimmable and fishable waters much sooner if the river had more friends like Rebecca. Hear from her directly and learn what drove her to get involved in the fight for clean water.

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The numbers are in. Team Potomac sets new bar for river cleanup.

The numbers are in. Team Potomac sets new bar for river cleanup.

Not sure about you, but the doom and gloom from this year’s news has us feeling a bit down.

Tired of focusing on what’s wrong in the world, we searched for a bit of inspiration. Hear from Katie, our Community Conservation Director, who lifts our spirits with record-breaking results from our glove-wearing, trash-fighting, river-exploring volunteers!

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New pedestrian bridge will connect Kennedy Center to Potomac, Georgetown

New pedestrian bridge will connect Kennedy Center to Potomac, Georgetown

A new pedestrian bridge will connect the Kennedy Center to the Potomac River, giving bikers, runners, and paddlers easy access to one of the city's most beautiful buildings. Find out what else the Kennedy Center expansion will include and what Potomac River idea got the cut.

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Get to know the businesses that support a cleaner Potomac!

Get to know the businesses that support a cleaner Potomac!

Ever wonder how a small, local non-profit hosts 1000+ volunteers and paddlers a year? Find out who's behind the scenes, partnering with us for a healthy and restored Potomac, and giving volunteers memories that last a lifetime.

P.S. If you're looking for good companies to support this holiday season, this is a cheat sheet!  

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Exercise your right to clean water in November

Exercise your right to clean water in November

Don't let others make clean water decisions without your input!

The headlines day in and day out may be all about the White House, but casting your vote at the local level is just as important!

Learn why local elections matter for clean water and how your elected officials can prevent polluted runoff from degrading our streams and rivers.

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A guide to getting out of the swivel chair and into the sun

A guide to getting out of the swivel chair and into the sun

Nydia Gutiérrez knows what it's like to be a busy professional, crammed into an office and stuck in a swivel chair. She knows what it's like to look longingly out the window and savor five minutes of fresh air on the Metro platform. 

But she also knows how to make her weekends count. Hear her story of balancing a busy work life with a passion for getting outside, and find out how you can do the same.

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Standing Up for Clean Water: A Message from our Leadership

Standing Up for Clean Water: A Message from our Leadership

As a supporter of the Potomac River, you are part of a growing movement of over 21,000 people who are fighting for clean water protections to keep pollution out of our local streams and rivers.

Read a special message from Potomac Conservancy's leadership and learn how you are making a difference for healthy lands and clean streams in your community.

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5 ways to pollute the Potomac River that are completely legal

5 ways to pollute the Potomac River that are completely legal

With all the progress made since the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, it may still surprise you to learn there are plenty of ways you can still legally pollute the Potomac River.

Learn how our community allows pollution into our Nation's River – the drinking water source for you and nearly 6 million people – and what you can do about it.

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Maryland residents drive new effort to protect drinking water, local streams in Frederick

Maryland residents drive new effort to protect drinking water, local streams in Frederick

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Wise words, but what's that quote got to do with clean water? A lot if you ask Brent Bolin. Hear from Brent, the Chesapeake Regional Director at Clean Water Action, on how his organization is teaming up with Potomac Conservancy to mobilize citizens in the fight for clean water in Frederick County.

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