The newly re-designed District Wharf in Washington, DC isn’t just a playground for river lovers, it’s a model of pollution-preventing, river-friendly development. Discover how hidden elements in the neighborhood’s sidewalks, pavement, and roofs are keeping many Olympic swimming pools of contaminants out of the Potomac every year.Read More
Though the fight against river pollution is gaining momentum, action still needs to be taken against some of the lesser known contaminants plaguing the Potomac. These pesky pestilences may sound unfamiliar, but they can have catastrophic effects on wildlife and public health.
Find out what these pollutants are, how they get into the water, and what can be done to get them out!Read More
The Potomac River - and the five million people who depend on it for drinking water - rely on healthy forests to protect streams from polluted runoff and erosion. That’s why we must defend and conserve our forests from irresponsible development.
Read our statement opposing Georgetown University’s Solar Project, a “green” plan that would needlessly destroy the largest surviving forest along the Potomac River in Southern Maryland.Read More
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. #BestStreamInTownRead More
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!Read More
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.Read More