The good, the bad, and the dirty. Ross tells all on acting locally with Team Potomac.

The good, the bad, and the dirty. Ross tells all on acting locally with Team Potomac.

If you've never been out on the river with Potomac Conservancy, you might have some questions before signing up for your first event. For instance . . .

What's it like to try stand up paddleboarding for the first time?
What's the downside to attending a cleanup?
What exactly goes on during a "spirituality in nature walk"?


Ross is here to help! He's been getting his hands dirty and feet wet at Team Potomac events for over two years. He tells it like it is and gives his honest advice to those looking for a way to get involved.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Brian!

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Brian!

Brian had hiked, biked, and kayaked along the Potomac, but he'd never been part of a cleanup crew!

For National Trails Day, Brian and 80 other volunteers braved the heat to get their hands dirty for clean water by removing trash from shorelines and restoring park equipment. Find out what Brian has to say about his experience as a volunteer!

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Marines Meryl and Omar!

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Marines Meryl and Omar!

Potomac Conservancy was honored to host Meryl, Omar, and their fellow group of Marines joined us for a day of volunteer service at the spring Potomac River Cleanup Day. Thank you for your service to our country and to our local communities! 

Read what Meryl and Omar have to say about getting their hands dirty for clean water! 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Yusuf and the US Navy volunteer crew!

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Yusuf and the US Navy volunteer crew!

This Memorial Day, Potomac Conservancy gives a special thanks to the veterans who have worked with us as volunteers. Thank you for your service to our country and to our local communities! 

Yusuf and his team with the United States Navy joined us for a day of service at a recent cleanup. See what Yusuf has to say about his day along the Potomac! 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet William

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet William

William and his colleagues from Shake Shack joined a group of 30 volunteers on a cold November day to pick up trash along the river's shores. "Nowadays pollution seems to be at a very high point so I was glad I could do something small to help."

Read what else William has to say about his day of volunteer service after the jump!

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet the Sears Family

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet the Sears Family

The Sears family connects people to their local lands, water and community history. As volunteer River Center Guides, they greet weekend visitors at the River Center at Lock 8 in Cabin John, Maryland.  The River Center is housed in a restored, historic lockhouse in the C&O Canal National Historical Park.

Learn why the Sears family became River Center Guides and what they enjoy most about their time on the canal.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Peter & the Bloomberg Crew

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Peter & the Bloomberg Crew

An energetic clean up crew from Bloomberg joined Potomac Conservancy on Saturday, April 26 for a day of trash removal at the Fletcher's Cove in Washington, DC. Peter and his colleagues helped remove litter and debris along the shores of the Potomac in the C&O Canal National Historical Park.

Learn why Peter thinks clean water is important after the jump.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet the Gulf 4 FEMA Corps Team

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet the Gulf 4 FEMA Corps Team

Potomac Conservancy was thrilled to have Nico, Sebastian, Aziza, Vanessa and Mac join us at the February 22nd Canal Stewards cleanup event. The team dedicated their Saturday morning to removing litter and debris along the shores of the Potomac at Fletcher's Cove in Washington, DC.

Nico, Sebastian, Aziza, Vanessa and Mac are members of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) FEMA Corps: Southern Region, Gulf 4. Team members from this FEMA Corps group are assigned service projects in and around Jessup, Maryland.

See what the team had to say after the jump.

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