Paddlers Pack Key Bridge Boathouse for a Night on the Potomac
Last Thursday nearly a hundred young professionals braved Georgetown traffic and skipped out on their typical Thursday evening activities to spend a night on the river.
The opportunity to network down by the Potomac on a warm summer evening was too cool an experience to miss.
By spending their evening on the water, first-time paddlers and seasoned pros alike had a chance to explore their hometown river, creating stories and memories that will last a lifetime. Potomac Conservancy partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association to put on this alternative happy hour.
Armed with new information about why our rivers and national parks are resources worth protecting, paddlers left with a new commitment to the Potomac. Passion for our local streams, creeks, and parks starts with having a personal connection to these incredible places.
Events like these are inspiring tomorrow’s leaders to care about our natural resources.
The night would not have been such a success without our sponsors and supporters. Our hosts, Boating in DC, offered a discount in support of Potomac Conservancy and NPCA, and Nauti Foods, the city’s first food boat, dropped anchor just offshore and donated 20 percent of the evening’s proceeds. REI showed their appreciation for our paddlers by donating a Flex Lite Chair to raffle (congratulations to Marissa on her win!).
It was a fantastic night to enjoy our beautiful hometown river. The support from partner organizations and local residents is a reminder of how lucky the Potomac is to have such a caring group of people in its corner. Keep an eye on our events calendar for more events like this in the future!
Thank you to our sponsors and partners!
You May Also Like
June is Great Outdoors Month! What better way to celebrate than to get outside and get fit?
Ditch the treadmill and give your workout a boost by heading down to the river.
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.
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.
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!
June is national Great Outdoors Month! In a region surrounded by breathtaking outdoor spaces and numerous national parks, there's no shortage of ways to get outside and enjoy the Potomac.
We've compiled a quick list of local events going on around the Potomac that will get you up, out, and celebrating the great outdoors!
In the digital age, kids might have more knowledge of exotic rainforests than the environment right in their backyard. But what's it matter?
Find out why getting outside and exploring our local lands and waters is crucial for today's kids.
Does the Potomac River get a passing grade?
Find out in Potomac Conservancy's 2016 State of the Nation's River report!
Our waters are only as healthy as the lands that surround them. Learn more about the connection between our land and our water with a walk through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.
Protecting healthy lands protects more than you might think.
Do something different for Valentine's Day this year and plan an outdoor date!
Check out our list of the best local places to explore with your special someone.