The Potomac is trashed with plastic litter - Here are the top 5 plastics we're finding

The Potomac is trashed with plastic litter - Here are the top 5 plastics we're finding

The Potomac Gorge is home to over 1,000 species of animals, making it one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the country. Unfortunately, litter is a significant threat to the local critters that call the Potomac River home.

Discover the most commons types of plastic litter that are harming local critters and find out how you can help.

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Get Your Hands Dirty for Clean Water... and Wildlife!

Get Your Hands Dirty for Clean Water... and Wildlife!

The Potomac Gorge is home to over 1,000 species of animals, making it one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the country. Unfortunately, litter is a significant threat to the local critters that call the Potomac River home.

Learn more about 5 commons types of litter that harm our local critters and what you can do to help.

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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.

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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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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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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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Be a Hero and Take Action to Save the Potomac

Be a Hero and Take Action to Save the Potomac

Katie here from Team Potomac. Looking to get your hands dirty for clean water? I made some quick calls to friends at our national and state parks and lined up two new volunteer opportunities. Read ahead to check out the details!

Want to help out, but not a fan of picking up litter or acorns? I get it. I'll tell you how you can be an Alfred to our Bruce Waynes. Keep reading and it will make sense. I promise!

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Action Alert: Tell DC Water Not to Delay Its Pollution Reduction Plans

Action Alert: Tell DC Water Not to Delay Its Pollution Reduction Plans

DC Water is requesting a delay in its pollution reduction plan for the Potomac of five years. 

Stand with Potomac Conservancy and call on DC Water to stick to its original timeline for reducing the flow of diluted sewage into the rivers and streams in our Nation’s Capital.

Email your comments on DC Water now!

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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.

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7 Clean Water Tips for Earth Day and Every Day

7 Clean Water Tips for Earth Day and Every Day

No matter the size of your effort, you can make a difference in keeping our rivers and streams clean. We've put together a quick list of seven tips that will help protect clean water in our communities. What can you do for clean water?

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Action Alert: Save White Horse Mountain!

Action Alert: Save White Horse Mountain!

Potomac Conservancy is calling on the public to donate to a crowdsourcing campaign to support a $3.2 million effort to purchase West Virginia’s 1,700-acre White Horse Mountain. The purchase will protect the land from development threats and forever protect a public forest for wildlife, hiking, camping, and hunting.

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