Research Update: Dolphins give birth in Potomac River and other discoveries

Research Update: Dolphins give birth in Potomac River and other discoveries

Our partners at the Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project have been out surveying the bottlenose dolphin population in the lower Potomac River all summer.

We joined them recently to hear what about they’ve learned this research season, sightings of newly named Mac and Chessie, and one very adorable discovery…

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Staff Picks: 6 Books to Read by the River

Staff Picks: 6 Books to Read by the River

At Potomac Conservancy, we think the river is the best classroom or teacher anyone could ask for this back-to-school season. But while you’re enjoying a fall breeze by the water, why not read a book that strengthens your connection with it?

For those of us that love to learn, here are six of our favorite non-fiction works that celebrate the wildlife, waters, and wonders of the Potomac Watershed and beyond.

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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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Ask the Expert: What do we know about the Dolphins in the Potomac River?

Ask the Expert: What do we know about the Dolphins in the Potomac River?

The Potomac River is our backyard, drinking fountain, and playground. But did you know it is also the summer home and breeding ground for some Atlantic bottlenose dolphins?

As dolphins are currently returning to our waters, learn from expert Ann-Marie Jacoby of the Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project about the history, lives, and behaviors of dolphins in the area.

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Potomac Conservancy protects 270-acre upstream forest

Potomac Conservancy protects 270-acre upstream forest

Nestled on the outskirts of Cross Junction, Virginia, Bear Garden's 270-acres of streams, open spaces, and sprawling forests have been home to Carl Hovermale’s family for over one hundred years. And with Potomac Conservancy's help, this treasured land is now protected forever.

Explore Bear Garden and discover 3 reasons why protecting it is good news for clean water.

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Ask the Expert: What do we know about the dolphins in the Potomac River?

Ask the Expert: What do we know about the dolphins in the Potomac River?

The Potomac River is home to a lot of cool critters — including bottlenose dolphins!

Discover what we know and what we’re still learning about this elusive local critter from the expert herself, Ann-Marie Jacoby, the Assistant Director of the Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project.

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Guest Post: Federal Court Upholds Chesapeake Bay Restoration Plan

Guest Post: Federal Court Upholds Chesapeake Bay Restoration Plan

In a huge win for clean water, a federal court recently upheld the multi-state Chesapeake Bay restoration plan.

Ridge Hall with the Chesapeake Legal Alliance explains the historic court case and what the ruling means for the Potomac and in all the rivers, streams, and creeks that feed the Chesapeake Bay. 

 

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