6 types of trash that harm local animals

6 types of trash that harm local animals

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

Discover 6 types of trash that pose the biggest risk to local wildlife.

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The good, the bad, and the dirty. Ross tells all on acting locally with Team Potomac.

The good, the bad, and the dirty. Ross tells all on acting locally with Team Potomac.

If you've never been out on the river with Potomac Conservancy, you might have some questions before signing up for your first event. For instance . . .

What's it like to try stand up paddleboarding for the first time?
What's the downside to attending a cleanup?
What exactly goes on during a "spirituality in nature walk"?


Ross is here to help! He's been getting his hands dirty and feet wet at Team Potomac events for over two years. He tells it like it is and gives his honest advice to those looking for a way to get involved.

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A Saturday Morning to Remember: Potomac River Cleanup Day

A Saturday Morning to Remember: Potomac River Cleanup Day

There are some who wake up on a Saturday morning and decide to ease into the day with a fresh cup of Joe and a glance at the weekend paper. Then there’s Eric.

Not one to miss out on a beautiful spring morning, Eric took a brisk walk from his place in Foggy Bottom over to Theodore Roosevelt Island to pitch in for the annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.

How much trash did Eric and other volunteers remove from the Potomac? You'll have to find out after the jump!

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Community in Action: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Community in Action: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

In honor of World Wetlands Day in February, Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens hosted 100 volunteers for a fun day of restoration activities at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, a local treasure of Northeast Washington, DC.

Discover how local community members are helping to preserve this special urban oasis after the jump!

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Time for Spring Cleaning. Join Us For Annual Potomac Cleanup!

Time for Spring Cleaning. Join Us For Annual Potomac Cleanup!

Take part in the biggest annual Potomac River cleanup and restore healthy shorelines by removing litter, debris and trash from river access spots. On April 5, 2014, Alice Ferguson Foundation hosts its 26th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup.

Join Potomac Conservancy at one of our three host sites from 9:00am – 12:00pm. This year, we will be hosting volunteers at the River Center at Lock 8 in Cabin John, Maryland; Fletcher's Cove in Washington, DC; and Theodore Roosevelt Island in Washington, DC. 

Interested volunteers can register by emailing Rebecca at long@potomac.org. More details after the jump.

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