This land witnessed the Civil War and it's got quite a few stories to tell.

This land witnessed the Civil War and it's got quite a few stories to tell.

Every piece of land has a story to tell. This one just happens to have stories about the Civil War!

Learn more about this unique property’s rich history and ecology, and what tool the Potomac Conservancy is using to keep it permanently protected for clean water.

Read More

An increase in bald eagles signals the Potomac’s health is improving, but animal biodiversity is slower to rebuild

An increase in bald eagles signals the Potomac’s health is improving, but animal biodiversity is slower to rebuild

Few things are more patriotic than a soaring bald eagle. And now you don’t have to go far to spot one, as George Mason University instructor Christina Tyler Wenks reports. Improving water quality is bringing the national bird back to the capital region. But what about other wildlife?

Find out where you can catch a glimpse of a bald eagle and learn how you can do your part to help local wildlife.

Read More

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.

Read More

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!

Read More

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.

Read More

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! 

Read More

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.

Read More

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. 

Read More

Empowering a Local Movement for Clean Water

Empowering a Local Movement for Clean Water

As a supporter of the Potomac River, you are part of a growing movement of over 17,000 people that is 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.

Read More