From cleanups to paddles, here's who supports our clean water mission
Ever wonder how a local non-profit hosts 1000+ volunteers and paddlers, collects over 5 tons of trash, plants hundreds of trees, and collects thousands of acorns a year? With a little help from our Team Potomac friends, of course!
Here's our heartfelt thank you to our behind the scenes partners that support our clean water mission and give local residents rewarding outdoor experiences all year long.
MOM's Organic Market
For the second year in a row, MOM’s Organic Market partnered with Potomac Conservancy on our three biggest volunteer events of the year. Thanks to MOM's, 293 volunteers got the tools they needed to remove 7,040 lbs of trash from Potomac shorelines and collect 200 pounds of native acorns and seeds for tree plantings.
MOM's employees are always a welcome site to weary volunteers. You have MOM's to thank for the nutritious and delicious snacks. MOM’s employees also went above and beyond, getting their hands dirty for clean water at a private staff cleanup at Fletcher's Cove! We can't thank the good folks at MOM’s enough.
REI equipped Potomac Stewards volunteers all across the DMV, from along the C&O Canal at the River Center to Jones Point Park in Northern Virginia. All in all, REI-supported volunteers prevented 4,670 pounds of trash from polluting local rivers and streams. By helping volunteers clean up trash and maintain trails throughout the DC metro area, they’ve made it possible for even more locals residents to #OptOutside and enjoy the Potomac.
We'd also like to give a special shout out to the 30 REI employees who ventured out to Leesylvania State Park to celebrate National Public Lands Day with us!
Northrop Grumman keeps all our Community Conservation events running smoothly, from our first ever cleanup at Kingman Island along the Anacostia River this spring to the September seed collections. And here's the best part, they've been doing it for 7 years!
A dedicated group of Northrop Grumman employees also personally removed 800 pounds of trash at a private staff cleanup at Gravelly Point this fall. Sending all of you a virtual high-five!
Altria Client Services, Pepco, and CoStar Group
Potomac Conservancy's happy hour paddles are our signature summer events. This year, 360 novice paddlers took to the water from the docks at Key Bridge Boathouse. These paddles wouldn't be possible without some special partners, Altria Client Services, Pepco, and CoStar Group. We're already counting down the days until our first paddle of 2018!