Green roofs gaining traction as method to curb urban polluted runoff

Green roofs gaining traction as method to curb urban polluted runoff

An increasing number of businesses and local governments are turning to green roofs to curb pollution, which is welcome news for our rivers and streams.

Find out what local county is leading the charge in renovating rooftops to make its communities more river friendly.

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Get to know the businesses that support a cleaner Potomac!

Get to know the businesses that support a cleaner Potomac!

It's not easy picking up 5 tons of trash, planting hundreds of trees, or collecting thousands of acorns, and although we know our volunteers are the best around, they couldn't have done it without some behind the scenes help. Meet the clean water conscious businesses behind Team Potomac! 

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Citing public health threats, local groups sue over Shenandoah River pollution

Citing public health threats, local groups sue over Shenandoah River pollution

Four environmental groups are suing the EPA over pollution levels that pose a risk to public health and local wildlife on a major Potomac tributary upstream of DC.

Find out what river is in trouble and what local groups want to see done to save it. 

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Coast Guard wants to kick paddlers off the Potomac when Trump is golfing

Coast Guard wants to kick paddlers off the Potomac when Trump is golfing

In July, the Coast Guard announced a new policy restricting public access to the Potomac whenever President Trump golfs at his course along the river.

Get the latest following an unexpected announcement from the head of the Coast Guard and find out how to make your voice heard. The public comment period is open until August 9. 

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Your lawn might be a polluter. Here's what you can do.

Your lawn might be a polluter. Here's what you can do.

You might not realize it, but your lawn could be polluting the Potomac and harming local wildlife. Having a healthy lawn fit for summer picnics and protecting clean water aren't mutually exclusive. Hear from a lawn care professional on how to take steps to ensure your lawn, big or small, is river friendly!

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Leading the Local Fight for Clean Water: A message from our leadership

Leading the Local Fight for Clean Water: A message from our leadership

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!

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