The president just put a value on clean water: $0.
Find out how you can speak up and make your voice heard to defend the Chesapeake Bay and protect the Potomac.Read More
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!
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.Read More
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!Read More
Head upstream to the rural counties in the north and west and you'll see they're experiencing a surge in development.
Learn how the threat of "rural sprawl" could have a harmful impact on upstream rivers that boast the cleanest waters in our region.
For the third time in six years, sewage pollution in the Potomac turned the Nation's Triathlon into a duathlon.
Find out what's causing the problem and hear the latest on efforts to curb E.coli levels in local waters.
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.Read More
Troubling news for one of the Potomac's major tributaries. For the third year in a row, the Anacostia River has received a failing grade for its overall health.
So what's holding the Anacostia back?Read More
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.Read More
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