Help us name two dolphins in the Potomac! VOTE for your favorite picks by June 14th!

Help us name two dolphins in the Potomac! VOTE for your favorite picks by June 14th!

It’s time to flip out! You can name two dolphins in the Potomac River!

Potomac Conservancy and the Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project invite the public, for the first time, to name two wild bottlenose dolphins in the Potomac River.

Check out the top 10 names and VOTE for your favorite picks by June 14th!

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Ask the Expert: What do we know about the Dolphins in the Potomac River?

Ask the Expert: What do we know about the Dolphins in the Potomac River?

The Potomac River is our backyard, drinking fountain, and playground. But did you know it is also the summer home and breeding ground for some Atlantic bottlenose dolphins?

As dolphins are currently returning to our waters, learn from expert Ann-Marie Jacoby of the Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project about the history, lives, and behaviors of dolphins in the area.

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3 Pollutants in the Potomac River You've Never Heard of

3 Pollutants in the Potomac River You've Never Heard of

Though the fight against river pollution is gaining momentum, action still needs to be taken against some of the lesser known contaminants plaguing the Potomac. These pesky pestilences may sound unfamiliar, but they can have catastrophic effects on wildlife and public health.

Find out what these pollutants are, how they get into the water, and what can be done to get them out!

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Top threats to native fish in the Potomac River

Top threats to native fish in the Potomac River

The Potomac River is home to dozens of species of fish — from largemouth bass to migratory shad. Fish can be thought of as "indicator species" for the overall health of the river because they are impacted by a host of environmental factors. 

Though several of the Potomac's fish populations are making a comeback, they aren't in the clear yet. Find out what's harming our local fisheries and how you can help. 

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The Potomac is trashed with plastic litter - Here are the top 5 plastics we're finding

The Potomac is trashed with plastic litter - Here are the top 5 plastics we're finding

The Potomac Gorge is home to over 1,000 species of animals, making it one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the country. Unfortunately, litter is a significant threat to the local critters that call the Potomac River home.

Discover the most commons types of plastic litter that are harming local critters and find out how you can help.

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Solar panels vs. trees: A real debate or a false dichotomy?

Solar panels vs. trees: A real debate or a false dichotomy?

The Potomac River - and the five million people who depend on it for drinking water - rely on healthy forests to protect streams from polluted runoff and erosion. That’s why we must defend and conserve our forests from irresponsible development.

Read our statement opposing Georgetown University’s Solar Project, a “green” plan that would needlessly destroy the largest surviving forest along the Potomac River in Southern Maryland.

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Study finds the Potomac is getting saltier, threatening drinking water and wildlife

Study finds the Potomac is getting saltier, threatening drinking water and wildlife

Ever wonder where all that salt on the roads goes? 

Unfortunately, much of it is making its way into our rivers, causing serious threats to wildlife and public health, a new study found.

But there's one part of the country that's bucking the trend. Find out how. 

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Our favorite local date spots for the outdoor romantic

Our favorite local date spots for the outdoor romantic

Skip Netflix binge-watching, take a hard pass on a crowded restaurant, and get outside to make some memories with your special someone.

Whether you already have plans or still need to make some for the big day, we’ve got you covered with a list of the best outdoor dates on and around the Potomac. 

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. cared about the environment - and 3 other surprising facts about the renowned civil rights leader

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. cared about the environment - and 3 other surprising facts about the renowned civil rights leader

While Dr. King is best known for his role in monumental movements like the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and his “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington, there are more surprising details about his life that you may not know - including his views on the environment.

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Potomac Conservancy protects 270-acre upstream forest

Potomac Conservancy protects 270-acre upstream forest

Nestled on the outskirts of Cross Junction, Virginia, Bear Garden's 270-acres of streams, open spaces, and sprawling forests have been home to Carl Hovermale’s family for over one hundred years. And with Potomac Conservancy's help, this treasured land is now protected forever.

Explore Bear Garden and discover 3 reasons why protecting it is good news for clean water.

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Host a river-friendly holiday party with these 12 easy tips

Host a river-friendly holiday party with these 12 easy tips

Ah, the holidays. It’s one of our favorite times of year. But it can also be — dare we say it — a wasteful time of year.

Let’s make this holiday season a tad greener this year. Check out 12 simple tips and tricks from our staff and host a memorable, river-friendly holiday party!

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Extreme stream makeover: 3 local creeks are transformed

Extreme stream makeover: 3 local creeks are transformed

3 stream makeovers that make us wish every tributary in our region was given special treatment.

Thankfully, more makeovers are on the way as local counties are investing in stream restoration to combat polluted runoff, the top threat to clean water in our region. Learn what one local county is doing to help their streams and earn some serious bragging rights. #BestStreamInTown

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