Ask An Expert: Should you leave your leaves?

Ask An Expert: Should you leave your leaves?

Every autumn, gardeners and landowners ask the same question…what should I do with the fallen leaves in my yard or garden? You may know that leaf litter is actually really important for soil health - but that doesn’t mean you have to leave your leaves.

Hear from the experts from Backyard Bounty about how to make the switch from gas-powered leaf blower to a method that benefits your plants, your soil, and clean water.

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The Potomac is trashed with plastic litter - Here are the top 5 plastics we're finding

The Potomac is trashed with plastic litter - Here are the top 5 plastics we're finding

The Potomac Gorge is home to over 1,000 species of animals, making it one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the country. Unfortunately, litter is a significant threat to the local critters that call the Potomac River home.

Discover the most commons types of plastic litter that are harming local critters and find out how you can help.

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Get Your Hands Dirty for Clean Water... and Wildlife!

Get Your Hands Dirty for Clean Water... and Wildlife!

The Potomac Gorge is home to over 1,000 species of animals, making it one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the country. Unfortunately, litter is a significant threat to the local critters that call the Potomac River home.

Learn more about 5 commons types of litter that harm our local critters and what you can do to help.

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7 threatened animals to keep an eye out for on your next hike

7 threatened animals to keep an eye out for on your next hike

The Potomac region is home to dozens of threatened critters, all of whom depend on the Potomac River and its surrounding lands for survival. Protecting these amazing animals is one of the reasons our team is passionate about cleaning local streams and rivers.

Check out 7 threatened or endangered animals that we're helping to protect - and find out how you can take action.

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Photo Essay: Preserving Agricultural Lands and Rural Culture

Photo Essay: Preserving Agricultural Lands and Rural Culture

Get a sneak peak at some of our protected riverside farms and hear from Director of Land Protection Tracy Lind about the value of preserving local farmland and agricultural areas. 

Find out how our work with local farmers is saving healthy lands, water quality, and rural communities! 

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Photo Essay: The Value of Scenic Beauty

Photo Essay: The Value of Scenic Beauty

As the leaves start to change and the hills are painted with warm fall colors, it's easy to appreciate the beauty of our natural landscapes. 

Protecting privately owned lands conserves local streams and wildlife habitat, but it also provides the beautiful scenery we all love to enjoy. Take a look at some of the beautiful views we're protecting with conservation easements.

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Photo Essay: The Value of Natural Habitats

Photo Essay: The Value of Natural Habitats

If you're like us, hearing about development plans on an otherwise untouched riverside property can be a call to action. 

But why does it matter if a hayfield is turned into a subdivision or if a wetland is filled in? Tracy from Team Potomac takes a look at the importance of different types of habitat to explain how conservation affects each and every one of us. 

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