Now more than ever, we must stay the course for our hometown river
In case you missed it, we broke some pretty big news last month.
The Potomac River is on its way to recovery!
In a first for our hometown river, the Potomac scored above a C, earning a B- in our 9th State of the Nation’s River report.
Pollution levels are decreasing, fisheries are rebounding, and more people are getting outside to enjoy the river.
“The Potomac Conservancy report illustrates how our citywide efforts to restore and protect our waterways are beginning to pay off,” DC's Department of Energy and Environment Director Tommy Wells said of our report. “Treating our local rivers like major city assets has been good for the Chesapeake Bay and great for the District of Columbia.”
Though the progress is certainly worth celebrating, our river is not in the clear yet.
Now more than ever, we must stay the course to achieve a swimmable, fishable Potomac. Find out how you can help the Potomac get an A+.
POTOMAC REPORT CARD IN THE NEWS:
Report: Potomac River Gets A 'B-' For Overall Health, On Its Way To Recovery, Christina Sturdivant, DCist
Donald Trump’s Golf Course Continues to Threaten Potomac River’s Health, Conservationists Say, Benjamin Freed, Washingtonian
Report: The Potomac River Is The Healthiest It’s Been ‘in Decades,’ Andrew Giambrone, Washington City Paper
Trump Cut Down Hundreds Of Environmentally Important Trees To Build Luxury Golf Course, Katie Valentine, Think Progress
Potomac gets improved grade on latest report card, Whitney Pipkin, Bay Journal
Report shows Potomac River is on its way to recovery, Kristi King, WTOP
Potomac River gets highest-ever health rating, Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner
Potomac River Health Best in Decades: Report Says, Sharon Reed, McLean Patch