Staff Picks: 6 Books to Read by the River

Staff Picks: 6 Books to Read by the River

At Potomac Conservancy, we think the river is the best classroom or teacher anyone could ask for this back-to-school season. But while you’re enjoying a fall breeze by the water, why not read a book that strengthens your connection with it?

For those of us that love to learn, here are six of our favorite non-fiction works that celebrate the wildlife, waters, and wonders of the Potomac Watershed and beyond.

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A Weekend on White Horse Mountain

A Weekend on White Horse Mountain

Five years ago, we purchased White Horse Mountain in West Virginia to protect it from development. Last year, the state of West Virginia officially opened it as a public recreation area.

Now you, along with the abundant wildlife that calls the mountain home, can enjoy its vast acres of uninterrupted forest, unimpeded river views, clear streams, and rare wildflowers. Find out how in our visitor’s guide, including 6 adventure activities.

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4 Reasons to Paddle with Potomac Conservancy

4 Reasons to Paddle with Potomac Conservancy

Ever wonder what it’s like to paddle with Potomac Conservancy?

We aim to make our Alternative Happy Hour Paddles inclusive, diverse, and fun events for all - but don’t take it from us! Follow along with the Instagram story of one of our favorite paddlers and learn 4 reasons why you’ll want to join us on the water.

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Our favorite local date spots for the outdoor romantic

Our favorite local date spots for the outdoor romantic

Skip Netflix binge-watching, take a hard pass on a crowded restaurant, and get outside to make some memories with your special someone.

Whether you already have plans or still need to make some for the big day, we’ve got you covered with a list of the best outdoor dates on and around the Potomac. 

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Host a river-friendly holiday party with these 12 easy tips

Host a river-friendly holiday party with these 12 easy tips

Ah, the holidays. It’s one of our favorite times of year. But it can also be — dare we say it — a wasteful time of year.

Let’s make this holiday season a tad greener this year. Check out 12 simple tips and tricks from our staff and host a memorable, river-friendly holiday party!

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Meet 7 businesses who are giving back to the Potomac River!

Meet 7 businesses who are giving back to the Potomac River!

Ever wonder how Potomac Conservancy hosts 1000+ volunteers and paddlers a year? Meet 7 businesses who are partnering with us for a healthy and restored Potomac!

P.S. If you're looking for good companies to support this holiday season, this is a cheat sheet!  

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7 hidden gems and little known parks to explore this summer

7 hidden gems and little known parks to explore this summer

There are literally hundreds of national, state, and local parks in the Potomac region. Choosing where to go can be overwhelming.

To help you take advantage of the summer sun, we’ve done the hard work for you. Get the picnic basket ready and lace up your boots. Here are 7 spots off the beaten path to explore this summer!

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Get to know the businesses that support a cleaner Potomac!

Get to know the businesses that support a cleaner Potomac!

It's not easy picking up 5 tons of trash, planting hundreds of trees, or collecting thousands of acorns, and although we know our volunteers are the best around, they couldn't have done it without some behind the scenes help. Meet the clean water conscious businesses behind Team Potomac! 

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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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