Your backyard can help clean the Potomac—here's how

Your backyard can help clean the Potomac—here's how

Just one inch of rain generates 2,000 gallons of runoff from a typical suburban home. Multiple that by the number of homes in our area and you can see why polluted runoff is the fastest growing source of pollution to the Potomac.

Hear from the experts at Backyard Bounty on how to transform your yard into a river friendly garden that fights pollution and naturally absorbs runoff.

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Study finds the Potomac is getting saltier, threatening drinking water and wildlife

Study finds the Potomac is getting saltier, threatening drinking water and wildlife

Ever wonder where all that salt on the roads goes? 

Unfortunately, much of it is making its way into our rivers, causing serious threats to wildlife and public health, a new study found.

But there's one part of the country that's bucking the trend. Find out how. 

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Report gives the Anacostia River its first ever passing grade

Report gives the Anacostia River its first ever passing grade

Earlier this year, our State of the Nation’s River report gave the Potomac its highest ever grade. The Potomac’s remarkable recovery is something to celebrate. But it begs the question, how about DC’s other river, the Anacostia?

Find out what grade the Anacostia earned this year and what project is reducing pollution in the river by the billions.

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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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Your backyard can help clean the Potomac—here's how

Your backyard can help clean the Potomac—here's how

Just one inch of rain generates 2,000 gallons of runoff from a typical suburban home. Multiple that by the number of homes in our area and you can see why polluted runoff is the fastest growing source of pollution to the Potomac.

Hear from the experts at Backyard Bounty on how to transform your yard into a river friendly garden that fights pollution and naturally absorbs runoff.

Read More

Study finds the Potomac is getting saltier, threatening drinking water and wildlife

Study finds the Potomac is getting saltier, threatening drinking water and wildlife

Ever wonder where all that salt on the roads goes? 

Unfortunately, much of it is making its way into our rivers, causing serious threats to wildlife and public health, a new study found.

But there's one part of the country that's bucking the trend. Find out how. 

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Citing public health threats, local groups sue over Shenandoah River pollution

Citing public health threats, local groups sue over Shenandoah River pollution

Four environmental groups are suing the EPA over pollution levels that pose a risk to public health and local wildlife on a major Potomac tributary upstream of DC.

Find out what river is in trouble and what local groups want to see done to save it. 

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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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