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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Solar panels vs. trees: A real debate or a false dichotomy?

Solar panels vs. trees: A real debate or a false dichotomy?

The Potomac River - and the five million people who depend on it for drinking water - rely on healthy forests to protect streams from polluted runoff and erosion. That’s why we must defend and conserve our forests from irresponsible development.

Read our statement opposing Georgetown University’s Solar Project, a “green” plan that would needlessly destroy the largest surviving forest along the Potomac River in Southern Maryland.

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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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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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Growing Acceptance for Cost-Saving, Natural Infrastructure

Growing Acceptance for Cost-Saving, Natural Infrastructure

With National Arbor Day upon us, Potomac Conservancy Board Member and long-time friend, G. Tracy Mehan, III signals an important trend as local stakeholders show growing acceptance for investing in green and gray infrastructure to achieve source water protections.

Mehan reviews three publications on forests, natural infrastructure, and engineered solutions in the May/June 2014 edition of The Environmental Forum, published by the Environmental Law Institute (www.eli.org).

Learn more about changing attitudes and read Mehan's full literature review after the jump.

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