Extreme stream makeover: 3 local creeks are transformed

Extreme stream makeover: 3 local creeks are transformed

3 stream makeovers that make us wish every tributary in our region was given special treatment.

Thankfully, more makeovers are on the way as local counties are investing in stream restoration to combat polluted runoff, the top threat to clean water in our region. Learn what one local county is doing to help their streams and earn some serious bragging rights. #BestStreamInTown

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Take Action: Save Montgomery County’s clean water funding

Take Action: Save Montgomery County’s clean water funding

In a rare move, Montgomery County Council Executive Ike Leggett just vetoed $50M that was committed to  local clean water programs. It’s time to Get Vocal to defend clean water in Montgomery County!

Submit your comment today and tell your local leaders to quit playing politics with our water.

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These 3 laws could have a huge impact on local forests. Get Vocal and tell leaders to protect local trees!

These 3 laws could have a huge impact on local forests. Get Vocal and tell leaders to protect local trees!

Local trees need your help! Legislation in Frederick County, Maryland, in the Maryland State House, and at the federal level could all have a big impact on Potomac forests.

Make your voice heard by speaking up on these bills to protect local trees. 

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Coast Guard wants to kick paddlers off the Potomac when Trump is golfing

Coast Guard wants to kick paddlers off the Potomac when Trump is golfing

In July, the Coast Guard announced a new policy restricting public access to the Potomac whenever President Trump golfs at his course along the river.

Get the latest following an unexpected announcement from the head of the Coast Guard and find out how to make your voice heard. The public comment period is open until August 9. 

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Streets all over the DMV are turning green. Why?

Streets all over the DMV are turning green. Why?

Have you noticed? Green streets are sprouting up in neighborhoods across the DMV.

From rain gardens to permeable pavement to roadside trees, “green streets” are doing more than boosting curb appeal. Learn more about this new landscaping trend and how it just might save the Potomac.

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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!

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Ask the expert: Why isn’t the Potomac getting better, faster?

Ask the expert: Why isn’t the Potomac getting better, faster?

A supporter recently posed a question to us: We have regulations through the EPA, river cleanups, and fundraisers, yet improvement for the Potomac River is slow moving. Why is that?

Learn what makes restoring a river like the Potomac challenging and what your most powerful tool for driving progress is. It's your . . .

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Report finds rain absorbent parking lots increasingly popular

Report finds rain absorbent parking lots increasingly popular

Thanks to policy incentives and community demand, local developers are embracing river friendly growth and making strides in reducing the amount of polluted runoff that floods the Potomac. Find out what innovative program in DC is setting out to spur investment in nature-based solutions and might one day serve as a model for cities across the country. 

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4 clean water battles to keep an eye on in Annapolis

4 clean water battles to keep an eye on in Annapolis

Help hold our local leaders accountable for keeping clean water a top priority!

Maryland's legislature reconvenes this month, and we're monitoring 4 contentious clean water battles that are likely to be on the table this session. 

Learn how you can take action to speak up for clean water and a healthy Potomac River.

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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.

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Maryland residents drive new effort to protect drinking water, local streams in Frederick

Maryland residents drive new effort to protect drinking water, local streams in Frederick

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Wise words, but what's that quote got to do with clean water? A lot if you ask Brent Bolin. Hear from Brent, the Chesapeake Regional Director at Clean Water Action, on how his organization is teaming up with Potomac Conservancy to mobilize citizens in the fight for clean water in Frederick County.

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