2015 Readers' Choice

The year's most popular river news stories as picked by you, our readers

The results are in! We've analyzed the traffic and double checked our math (we're river warriors, not mathematicians, after all) and here you have it. The most popular stories from the River News blog as chosen by you, our readers! 

Scroll through and get a blast from the past. If you're new, check out important river stories you missed this year.


Photo Essay: A Walk in the Winter Woods

Explore the winter forest! Take a walk in the winter woods with Tracy, our Land Protection Director, and learn about the season's unique and changing landscapes, animal behavior patterns, and plant life.



Potomac Shad Population Surpasses Restoration Goals

There's nothing fishy about this news. It's looking good for shad in the Potomac! The Chesapeake Bay Program reports shad populations in the Potomac River exceed target restoration goals.



Federal Court Upholds Chesapeake Bay Restoration Plan

Ridge Hall with the Chesapeake Legal Alliance tells us what what we need to know about this summer's historic court case. Find out what the ruling means for the Potomac and our local streams that feed the Bay. 



Potomac Conservancy Saves White Horse Mountain

Thanks to the support of The Conservation Fund and the generosity of more than 250 individuals and organizations, this 1,700-acre forest will be protected forever and opened to the public soon. Learn why saving White Horse is a huge win for clean water.



Exploring Our Sacred Ground

Beth Norcross from the Center for Spirituality in Nature explores our sacred ground and delivers an important message about our shared identity as Potomac Riverans.



Why Donald Trump’s View on Trees Is Wrong

While leaders and businesses in the Washington, DC, metro area are embracing river friendly growth, Donald Trump unnecessarily destroyed one and a half miles of trees along the Potomac River. Here's why it matters.



Invasive Snakeheads Found Above Great Falls

A Maryland Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service survey confirms the non-native snakehead species has spread into the C&O Canal and the Upper Potomac River.



Latex Chemical Spill on the Potomac's North Branch

When a 10,000-gallon chemical spill polluted the Potomac, several municipalities opted to rely on emergency drinking water supplies. See a timeline of the spill and get the latest news.



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