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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Meet 7 businesses who are giving back to the Potomac River!

Meet 7 businesses who are giving back to the Potomac River!

Ever wonder how Potomac Conservancy hosts 1000+ volunteers and paddlers a year? Meet 7 businesses who are partnering with us for a healthy and restored Potomac!

P.S. If you're looking for good companies to support this holiday season, this is a cheat sheet!  

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An increase in bald eagles signals the Potomac’s health is improving, but animal biodiversity is slower to rebuild

An increase in bald eagles signals the Potomac’s health is improving, but animal biodiversity is slower to rebuild

Few things are more patriotic than a soaring 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 a bald eagle and learn how you can do your part to help local wildlife.

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Where did all the eels go? Why the Potomac River needs this slippery friend.

Where did all the eels go? Why the Potomac River needs this slippery friend.

Eels: a slimy, snake-like fish most of us would rather not think about.

But, as it turns out, eels are an unlikely weapon in the fight against pollution, and scientists are working to return them to a stretch of river they’ve been blocked from for a century.

Learn more about the unappreciated eel and what’s being done to restore them to the Potomac.

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Potomac Conservancy Turns 25!

Potomac Conservancy Turns 25!

We’re celebrating 25 years of protecting the Potomac River and the lands, streams, and communities we treasure.

Potomac Conservancy’s President, Hedrick Belin, reflects on the organization’s history, the progress we’ve made to clean up the Potomac River, and what it will take to restore our hometown river to full health.

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Swimming called off for 2018 Nation's Escape Triathlon - Here's why

Swimming called off for 2018 Nation's Escape Triathlon - Here's why

Due to pollution concerns in the Potomac River, race organizers and District leaders were forced to cancel the swim portion of the 2018 Nation’s Escape Triathlon.

We've put together this FAQ to provide helpful insights into the conditions that led to the cancellation of the swim race. And, we offer ways you can help in the fight for clean water!

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Report gives the Anacostia River its first ever passing grade

Report gives the Anacostia River its first ever passing grade

Earlier this year, our State of the Nation’s River report gave the Potomac its highest ever grade. The Potomac’s remarkable recovery is something to celebrate. But it begs the question, how about DC’s other river, the Anacostia?

Find out what grade the Anacostia earned this year and what project is reducing pollution in the river by the billions.

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The "perfect storm" that caused Ellicott City to flood, and what we can do about it

The "perfect storm" that caused Ellicott City to flood, and what we can do about it

Last spring, Ellicott City experienced its second 1,000-year flood in as many years. What caused the devastating flooding, and are we in for more disasters during hurricane and spring seasons?

Chanté Coleman, Director of the Choose Clean Water Coalition, offers key insights into Ellicott City’s flooding and what our communities can do to protect our rivers, communities, and businesses.

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Get Your Hands Dirty for Clean Water... and Wildlife!

Get Your Hands Dirty for Clean Water... and Wildlife!

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.

Learn more about 5 commons types of litter that harm our local critters and what you can do to help.

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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 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.

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