An increase in bald eagles signals the Potomac’s health is improving, but animal biodiversity is slower to rebuild

An increase in bald eagles signals the Potomac’s health is improving, but animal biodiversity is slower to rebuild

Few things are more patriotic than a soaring bald eagle. And now you don’t have to go far to spot one, as George Mason University instructor Christina Tyler Wenks reports. Improving water quality is bringing the national bird back to the capital region. But what about other wildlife?

Find out where you can catch a glimpse of a bald eagle and learn how you can do your part to help local wildlife.

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Swimming called off for 2018 Nation's Escape Triathlon - Here's why

Swimming called off for 2018 Nation's Escape Triathlon - Here's why

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!

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Report gives the Anacostia River its first ever passing grade

Report gives the Anacostia River its first ever passing grade

Earlier this year, our State of the Nation’s River report gave the Potomac its highest ever grade. The Potomac’s remarkable recovery is something to celebrate. But it begs the question, how about DC’s other river, the Anacostia?

Find out what grade the Anacostia earned this year and what project is reducing pollution in the river by the billions.

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News worth sharing: The Potomac’s making a comeback!

News worth sharing: The Potomac’s making a comeback!

"The Potomac is now on the verge of being one of the nation's great river recovery stories," writes the Washington Post

Our latest State of the Nation's River report is making headlines! Check out the coverage in The Washington Post, Grist, The Kojo Nnamdi Show and more. Help us spread the good news! 

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American Rivers Blog Series Features 2013 River Report

American Rivers Blog Series Features 2013 River Report

American Rivers' guest blogger, JD Willoughby, features Potomac Conservancy's 2013 State of the Nation's River report in a special series on the health of the Potomac. In the latest report, the Conservancy assessed several watershed variables that help measure water quality and scored the Potomac River a C, up from a D in 2009. Due to several threats facing our Nation's River, the Potomac topped the American Rivers 2012 Most Endangered Rivers list.

Be sure to check out JD's blog series and learn more about emerging threats to our local water quality.

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