The Potomac River is home to a lot of cool critters — including bottlenose dolphins!
Discover what we know and what we’re still learning about this elusive local critter from the expert herself, Ann-Marie Jacoby, the Assistant Director of the Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project.Read More
Say it ain't so! That flower you love might actually be harming the environment and endangering local wildlife. And you might not even realize it.
Become an expert at spotting and stopping invasive plants in your backyard.Read More
On a 90+ degree day, the Potomac’s cool waters look awfully tempting for a swim. But is it safe? Is it legal?
Hear from the Team Potomac experts and get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about swimming in our hometown river.Read More
Few things are more patriotic than a soaring the bald eagle. And now you don’t have to go far to spot one, as George Mason University instructor Christina Tyler Wenks reports. Improving water quality is bringing the national bird back to the capital region. But what about other wildlife?
Find out where you can catch a glimpse of an eagle and learn how you can do your part to help local wildlife.Read More
There are literally hundreds of national, state, and local parks in the Potomac region. Choosing where to go can be overwhelming.
To celebrate Great Outdoors Month this June, we’ve done the hard work for you. Get the sunscreen ready and lace up your boots. Here are 7 spots off the beaten path to explore this summer.Read More
In a rare move, Montgomery County Council Executive Ike Leggett just vetoed $50M that was committed to local clean water programs. It’s time to Get Vocal to defend clean water in Montgomery County!
Submit your comment today and tell your local leaders to quit playing politics with our water.Read More
Change up your exercise routine with plogging, a new fitness trend us river lovers can’t get enough of.
Learn how you can become a “plogger” and how you can be part of the solution to plastic pollution.Read More
The Potomac region is home to dozens of threatened critters, all of whom depend on the Potomac River and its surrounding lands for survival. Protecting these amazing animals is one of the reasons our team is passionate about cleaning local streams and rivers.
Check out 7 threatened or endangered animals that we're helping to protect - and find out how you can take action.
The Potomac is also home to a growing number of invasive fish, including snakeheads and blue catfish, and scientists say they are here to stay.
We've got a few tips on how you can fight these invaders and protect native fish. Plus find out how one organization is using their overabundance to do good.Read More
Just one inch of rain generates 2,000 gallons of runoff from a typical suburban home. Multiple that by the number of homes in our area and you can see why polluted runoff is the fastest growing source of pollution to the Potomac.
Hear from the experts at Backyard Bounty on how to transform your yard into a river friendly garden that fights pollution and naturally absorbs runoff.Read More
April showers don't have to leave you sitting inside. It turns out there are some perks to hiking on an overcast, drizzly day.
Hike along with Stephanie from Team Potomac as she explores an overlooked local trail that gives way to waterfalls, rock formations, and beautiful Potomac River views.
"The Potomac is now on the verge of being one of the nation's great river recovery stories," writes the Washington Post.Read More
A quick Google search of the phrase "DC area wildlife sightings" kicks back thousands of results. From bears and bats to coyotes, dolphins, and eagles - it's clear we are not the only ones living here.
But why is our densely populated metro area of more than 5 million people home to so much wildlife?
Just when you thought White Horse Mountain couldn't get any better . . . Learn about Rock Dome Preserve, a new addition to the White Horse project that's home to globally rare plants and habitat.Read More
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.Read More