Check out a quick rundown of our legislative efforts in 2018 before you head to the polls on November 6.
When you speak up and show up for clean water — you can make a difference!Read More
After four years of hard work, an outpouring of local support, and a ton of legal paperwork — our mission to return White Horse Mountain to the people is officially a success!
Learn more about this new public land and the types of outdoor adventures you and your friends can enjoy on the mountain.Read More
We’re celebrating 25 years of protecting the Potomac River and the lands, streams, and communities we treasure.
Potomac Conservancy’s President, Hedrick Belin, reflects on the organization’s history, the progress we’ve made to clean up the Potomac River, and what it will take to restore our hometown river to full health.Read More
Due to pollution concerns in the Potomac River, race organizers and District leaders were forced to cancel the swim portion of the 2018 Nation’s Escape Triathlon.
We've put together this FAQ to provide helpful insights into the conditions that led to the cancellation of the swim race. And, we offer ways you can help in the fight for clean water!Read More
Earlier this year, our State of the Nation’s River report gave the Potomac its highest ever grade. The Potomac’s remarkable recovery is something to celebrate. But it begs the question, how about DC’s other river, the Anacostia?
Find out what grade the Anacostia earned this year and what project is reducing pollution in the river by the billions.Read More
Last spring, Ellicott City experienced its second 1,000-year flood in as many years. What caused the devastating flooding, and are we in for more disasters during hurricane and spring seasons?
Chanté Coleman, Director of the Choose Clean Water Coalition, offers key insights into Ellicott City’s flooding and what our communities can do to protect our rivers, communities, and businesses.Read More
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.
The Potomac River is home to a lot of cool critters — including bottlenose dolphins!
Discover what we know and what we’re still learning about this elusive local critter from the expert herself, Ann-Marie Jacoby, the Assistant Director of the Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project.Read More
Say it ain't so! That flower you love might actually be harming the environment and endangering local wildlife. And you might not even realize it.
Become an expert at spotting and stopping invasive plants in your backyard.Read More
On a 90+ degree day, the Potomac’s cool waters look awfully tempting for a swim. But is it safe? Is it legal?
Hear from the Team Potomac experts and get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about swimming in our hometown river.Read More
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!Read More
In a rare move, Montgomery County Council Executive Ike Leggett just vetoed $50M that was committed to local clean water programs. It’s time to Get Vocal to defend clean water in Montgomery County!
Submit your comment today and tell your local leaders to quit playing politics with our water.Read More
Change up your exercise routine with plogging, a new fitness trend us river lovers can’t get enough of.
Learn how you can become a “plogger” and how you can be part of the solution to plastic pollution.Read More
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.
The Potomac is also home to a growing number of invasive fish, including snakeheads and blue catfish, and scientists say they are here to stay.
We've got a few tips on how you can fight these invaders and protect native fish. Plus find out how one organization is using their overabundance to do good.Read More
Just one inch of rain generates 2,000 gallons of runoff from a typical suburban home. Multiple that by the number of homes in our area and you can see why polluted runoff is the fastest growing source of pollution to the Potomac.
Hear from the experts at Backyard Bounty on how to transform your yard into a river friendly garden that fights pollution and naturally absorbs runoff.Read More
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