The Potomac River is beginning to thrive once more because leaders like you are standing up for clean streams in our communities.
Read a special message from Potomac Conservancy's leadership announcing the release of our 2016 Annual Report and discover how our local movement of over 21,000 river champions is fighting for clean water here at home!Read More
On your next hike, paddle, or weekend country ride, thank a neighbor for the natural views you enjoy.
Residents are helping save our wild places on their private lands. Learn how in this photo blog that's sure to inspire your next outdoor adventure.Read More
Get a behind the scenes peek at White Horse Mountain, one of the largest remaining tracts of undeveloped land in our region.
Plus, find out how you can help turn this mountain into the area's newest recreation destination!Read More
If you've never been out on the river with Potomac Conservancy, you might have some questions before signing up for your first event. For instance . . .
What's it like to try stand up paddleboarding for the first time?
What's the downside to attending a cleanup?
What exactly goes on during a "spirituality in nature walk"?
Ross is here to help! He's been getting his hands dirty and feet wet at Team Potomac events for over two years. He tells it like it is and gives his honest advice to those looking for a way to get involved.
A supporter recently posed a question to us: We have regulations through the EPA, river cleanups, and fundraisers, yet improvement for the Potomac River is slow moving. Why is that?
Learn what makes restoring a river like the Potomac challenging and what your most powerful tool for driving progress is. It's your . . .Read More
Thanks to policy incentives and community demand, local developers are embracing river friendly growth and making strides in reducing the amount of polluted runoff that floods the Potomac. Find out what innovative program in DC is setting out to spur investment in nature-based solutions and might one day serve as a model for cities across the country.Read More
The Potomac Gorge is one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the country, home to over 1,000 species of animals. Unfortunately, litter is a huge threat to our local critters that call the Potomac River home.
Discover 6 types of trash that pose the biggest risk to local wildlife.Read More
Local leaders have an new idea to solve traffic problems between the District and Arlington.
Find out what the newest proposal has in mind, how it involves the Potomac, and share your thoughts - good or bad - on the matter.Read More
Help hold our local leaders accountable for keeping clean water a top priority!
Maryland's legislature reconvenes this month, and we're monitoring 4 contentious clean water battles that are likely to be on the table this session.
Learn how you can take action to speak up for clean water and a healthy Potomac River.Read More
Have you made your new year's resolution yet?
Hear from some of our all-star volunteers on simple things you can do in the coming year to help our hometown river. Make a river friendly resolution today!Read More
Our water is glowing. And it's not because it's getting into the holiday spirit.
A non-native species of algae has made its way into local rivers, spreading rapidly this summer. It's presence is unwelcome news for vulnerable wildlife and underwater plants.Read More
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.Read More
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!