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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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. cared about the environment - and 3 other surprising facts about the renowned civil rights leader

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. cared about the environment - and 3 other surprising facts about the renowned civil rights leader

While Dr. King is best known for his role in monumental movements like the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and his “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington, there are more surprising details about his life that you may not know - including his views on the environment.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The numbers are in. Team Potomac sets new bar for river cleanup.

The numbers are in. Team Potomac sets new bar for river cleanup.

Not sure about you, but the doom and gloom from this year’s news has us feeling a bit down.

Tired of focusing on what’s wrong in the world, we searched for a bit of inspiration. Hear from Katie, our Community Conservation Director, who lifts our spirits with record-breaking results from our glove-wearing, trash-fighting, river-exploring volunteers!

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Get to know the businesses that support a cleaner Potomac!

Get to know the businesses that support a cleaner Potomac!

Ever wonder how a small, local non-profit hosts 1000+ volunteers and paddlers a year? Find out who's behind the scenes, partnering with us for a healthy and restored Potomac, and giving volunteers memories that last a lifetime.

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

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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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6 Ways to Get Outside for Great Outdoors Month

6 Ways to Get Outside for Great Outdoors Month

June is national Great Outdoors Month! In a region surrounded by breathtaking outdoor spaces and numerous national parks, there's no shortage of ways to get outside and enjoy the Potomac.

We've compiled a quick list of local events going on around the Potomac that will get you up, out, and celebrating the great outdoors! 

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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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