Citing public health threats, local groups sue over Shenandoah River pollution

Citing public health threats, local groups sue over Shenandoah River pollution

Four environmental groups are suing the EPA over pollution levels that pose a risk to public health and local wildlife on a major Potomac tributary upstream of DC.

Find out what river is in trouble and what local groups want to see done to save it. 

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One Team's Efforts to Preserve Water Quality, Protect Rural Lands

One Team's Efforts to Preserve Water Quality, Protect Rural Lands

Stewardship Specialist Tracy Lind writes in about the conservation work she and the Potomac Conservancy team pursues each day. With conservation experience in Alaska and the Lower Shore of Maryland, Tracy joined the Conservancy's Land Team last fall to help fight for permanent protection of our forested, streamside and rural lands.

Check out Tracy's story after the jump.

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American Rivers Highlights Successful Conservation Strategy

American Rivers Highlights Successful Conservation Strategy

On The River Blog, former Conservancy Land Protection Director, Emily Warner, explores Potomac Conservancy’s conservation successes in partnership with American Rivers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Through a two-year $150,000 Potomac Highlands Implementation Grant, the Conservancy's Shenandoah Valley Priority Lands Project protected over 1,000 acres of land, five and a half stream miles, and nearly 10 miles of forested stream-side riparian buffers.

Through close partnerships with landowners and organizations who share our vision for a clean and healthy Potomac, we complement existing conservation efforts, pool resources and expertise, and increase local impact.

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