Your lawn might be a polluter. Here's what you can do.

Your lawn might be a polluter. Here's what you can do.

You might not realize it, but your lawn could be polluting the Potomac and harming local wildlife. Having a healthy lawn fit for summer picnics and protecting clean water aren't mutually exclusive. Hear from a lawn care professional on how to take steps to ensure your lawn, big or small, is river friendly!

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Photo Essay: Paddler Turned Volunteer

Photo Essay: Paddler Turned Volunteer

Raise your glass to Rebecca: avid paddler, River Center volunteer, and donor!

Just think. The Potomac would be restored with swimmable and fishable waters much sooner if the river had more friends like Rebecca. Hear from her directly and learn what drove her to get involved in the fight for clean water.

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Guest Post: A West Virginia View of the Potomac

Guest Post: A West Virginia View of the Potomac

For West Virginians, the Potomac doesn't conjure up images of Great Falls or sweeping tidal waters. Potomac means mountains. But it also means challenges.

Staff from West Virginia Rivers Coalition, the Mountain State's only statewide water policy organization, discuss how they are fighting for clean water in the upstream state where the Potomac River begins. 

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Guest Post: Exploring Our Sacred Ground

Guest Post: Exploring Our Sacred Ground

"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." - Aristotle

Building trust and compassion in our communities starts with having a greater understanding of ourselves, our neighbors, and the common ground we all share. Our sacred ground.

Guest blogger, Beth Norcross, explores our sacred ground and delivers an important message about our community identity as Potomac Riverans.

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State Delays put Montgomery County Clean Water Permit In Limbo

State Delays put Montgomery County Clean Water Permit In Limbo

Today's post comes to us from Danila Sheveiko, Former Co-Chair, Montgomery County Water Quality Advisory Group. Danila explores the reasons why the County's 5 year clean water permit may be delayed, putting at-risk local efforts to reduce polluted runoff in the County's streams and rivers.

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Safe Drinking Water Starts at the Source

Safe Drinking Water Starts at the Source

Ever wonder where the water that flows from your tap water comes from?

Many people turn on their water without thinking about its source, but the members of the Potomac River Basin Drinking Water Source Protection Partnership — are committed to safeguarding those very sources. Learn more about their efforts after the jump!

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A Return to the River

A Return to the River

With the fast-paced nature of today's working world, it's easy to convince ourselves that our passion for the outdoors was a luxury of the past, when childhood summers were filled with playful adventures in forests, fields, beaches and creeks.

Take a journey with Casey as she relives her childhood memories on the Chesapeake and discovers new meaning of our local lands and waters at Maryland's Piscataway Park.

Casey is the Volunteer and Membership Coordinator at the Accokeek Foundation.

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Some Businesses Start in a Garage, Others in a Bus

Some Businesses Start in a Garage, Others in a Bus

Starting out of a bus in 1978, learn how Ecoprint emerged from one person's passion as an environmental activist.

Guest blogger and Potomac Conservancy member, Roger Telschow, is President and Founder of Ecoprint, a sustainable printing and mailing business located in Silver Spring, Maryland. Learn more about Roger's story after the jump!

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