Meet 7 businesses who are giving back to the Potomac River!

Meet 7 businesses who are giving back to the Potomac River!

Ever wonder how Potomac Conservancy hosts 1000+ volunteers and paddlers a year? Meet 7 businesses who are partnering with us for a healthy and restored Potomac!

P.S. If you're looking for good companies to support this holiday season, this is a cheat sheet!  

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Why does densely populated DC have so much wildlife?

Why does densely populated DC have so much wildlife?

A quick Google search of the phrase "DC area wildlife sightings" kicks back thousands of results. From bears and bats to coyotes, dolphins, and eagles - it's clear we are not the only ones living here.

But why is our densely populated metro area of more than 5 million people home to so much wildlife?

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Get to know the businesses that support a cleaner Potomac!

Get to know the businesses that support a cleaner Potomac!

It's not easy picking up 5 tons of trash, planting hundreds of trees, or collecting thousands of acorns, and although we know our volunteers are the best around, they couldn't have done it without some behind the scenes help. Meet the clean water conscious businesses behind Team Potomac! 

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The numbers are in. Team Potomac sets new bar for river cleanup.

The numbers are in. Team Potomac sets new bar for river cleanup.

Not sure about you, but the doom and gloom from this year’s news has us feeling a bit down.

Tired of focusing on what’s wrong in the world, we searched for a bit of inspiration. Hear from Katie, our Community Conservation Director, who lifts our spirits with record-breaking results from our glove-wearing, trash-fighting, river-exploring volunteers!

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Get to know the businesses that support a cleaner Potomac!

Get to know the businesses that support a cleaner Potomac!

Ever wonder how a small, local non-profit hosts 1000+ volunteers and paddlers a year? Find out who's behind the scenes, partnering with us for a healthy and restored Potomac, and giving volunteers memories that last a lifetime.

P.S. If you're looking for good companies to support this holiday season, this is a cheat sheet!  

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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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A Saturday Morning to Remember: Potomac River Cleanup Day

A Saturday Morning to Remember: Potomac River Cleanup Day

There are some who wake up on a Saturday morning and decide to ease into the day with a fresh cup of Joe and a glance at the weekend paper. Then there’s Eric.

Not one to miss out on a beautiful spring morning, Eric took a brisk walk from his place in Foggy Bottom over to Theodore Roosevelt Island to pitch in for the annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.

How much trash did Eric and other volunteers remove from the Potomac? You'll have to find out after the jump!

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Time for Spring Cleaning. Join Us For Annual Potomac Cleanup!

Time for Spring Cleaning. Join Us For Annual Potomac Cleanup!

Take part in the biggest annual Potomac River cleanup and restore healthy shorelines by removing litter, debris and trash from river access spots. On April 5, 2014, Alice Ferguson Foundation hosts its 26th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.

Join Potomac Conservancy at one of our three host sites from 9:00am – 12:00pm. This year, we will be hosting volunteers at the River Center at Lock 8 in Cabin John, Maryland; Fletcher's Cove in Washington, DC; and Theodore Roosevelt Island in Washington, DC. 

Interested volunteers can register by emailing Rebecca at long@potomac.org. More details after the jump.

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