Legislative Round-Up: 7 Clean Water Advocacy Updates from 2019

Legislative Round-Up: 7 Clean Water Advocacy Updates from 2019

We’re only six months into 2019 and the Potomac Conservancy has already had four major victories for clean water! With the help of our advocates, we’re protecting land, forests, and vital streams on the federal, state, and local levels.

There are several more battles for the River to be won, though, so brush up on the issues in our Legislative Recap so you’re prepared to vote in the next election!

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Extreme stream makeover: 3 local creeks are transformed

Extreme stream makeover: 3 local creeks are transformed

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. #BestStreamInTown

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Take Action: Save Montgomery County’s clean water funding

Take Action: Save Montgomery County’s clean water funding

In a rare move, Montgomery County Council Executive Ike Leggett just vetoed $50M that was committed to  local clean water programs. It’s time to Get Vocal to defend clean water in Montgomery County!

Submit your comment today and tell your local leaders to quit playing politics with our water.

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These 3 laws could have a huge impact on local forests. Get Vocal and tell leaders to protect local trees!

These 3 laws could have a huge impact on local forests. Get Vocal and tell leaders to protect local trees!

Local trees need your help! Legislation in Frederick County, Maryland, in the Maryland State House, and at the federal level could all have a big impact on Potomac forests.

Make your voice heard by speaking up on these bills to protect local trees. 

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Coast Guard wants to kick paddlers off the Potomac when Trump is golfing

Coast Guard wants to kick paddlers off the Potomac when Trump is golfing

In July, the Coast Guard announced a new policy restricting public access to the Potomac whenever President Trump golfs at his course along the river.

Get the latest following an unexpected announcement from the head of the Coast Guard and find out how to make your voice heard. The public comment period is open until August 9. 

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Streets all over the DMV are turning green. Why?

Streets all over the DMV are turning green. Why?

Have you noticed? Green streets are sprouting up in neighborhoods across the DMV.

From rain gardens to permeable pavement to roadside trees, “green streets” are doing more than boosting curb appeal. Learn more about this new landscaping trend and how it just might save the Potomac.

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Leading the Local Fight for Clean Water: A message from our leadership

Leading the Local Fight for Clean Water: A message from our leadership

The Potomac River is beginning to thrive once more because leaders like you are standing up for clean streams in our communities.

Read a special message from Potomac Conservancy's leadership announcing the release of our 2016 Annual Report and discover how our local movement of over 21,000 river champions is fighting for clean water here at home!

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Ask the expert: Why isn’t the Potomac getting better, faster?

Ask the expert: Why isn’t the Potomac getting better, faster?

A supporter recently posed a question to us: We have regulations through the EPA, river cleanups, and fundraisers, yet improvement for the Potomac River is slow moving. Why is that?

Learn what makes restoring a river like the Potomac challenging and what your most powerful tool for driving progress is. It's your . . .

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4 clean water battles to keep an eye on in Annapolis

4 clean water battles to keep an eye on in Annapolis

Help hold our local leaders accountable for keeping clean water a top priority!

Maryland's legislature reconvenes this month, and we're monitoring 4 contentious clean water battles that are likely to be on the table this session. 

Learn how you can take action to speak up for clean water and a healthy Potomac River.

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Exercise your right to clean water in November

Exercise your right to clean water in November

Don't let others make clean water decisions without your input!

The headlines day in and day out may be all about the White House, but casting your vote at the local level is just as important!

Learn why local elections matter for clean water and how your elected officials can prevent polluted runoff from degrading our streams and rivers.

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Standing Up for Clean Water: A Message from our Leadership

Standing Up for Clean Water: A Message from our Leadership

As a supporter of the Potomac River, you are part of a growing movement of over 21,000 people who are fighting for clean water protections to keep pollution out of our local streams and rivers.

Read a special message from Potomac Conservancy's leadership and learn how you are making a difference for healthy lands and clean streams in your community.

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Maryland residents drive new effort to protect drinking water, local streams in Frederick

Maryland residents drive new effort to protect drinking water, local streams in Frederick

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Wise words, but what's that quote got to do with clean water? A lot if you ask Brent Bolin. Hear from Brent, the Chesapeake Regional Director at Clean Water Action, on how his organization is teaming up with Potomac Conservancy to mobilize citizens in the fight for clean water in Frederick County.

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Frederick County Maryland Gets Back on Track

Frederick County Maryland Gets Back on Track

Hard work by the Clean Water Frederick coalition has paid off in Frederick County, Maryland, where the County Council has increased spending on restoration projects by nearly one million dollars. 

For the county that's home to some of the most polluted streams in the state, that's huge news. 

Get more details about this clean water win. 

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