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Join 23,000 neighbors who are leading the fight for clean water and a healthy Potomac River!


The vote results are in! The public names two Potomac River dolphins.

Potomac Conservancy and the Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project thank everyone who participated in our 2019 dolphin naming contest.

The Potomac River dolphins formally known as D1 and D2 are dolphin-ately in love with their new names!

Find out if winning names are:

Cherry and Blossom;
Ebb and Flow; or
Mac and Chessie


The Potomac Is Making a Comeback!

In our 10th edition of the State of the Nation's River report, the Potomac River has earned its highest grade ever!

The river's roaring back to life,
but there's trouble on the horizon...

Dive into the #PotomacReportCard and find out if your hometown river gets a passing grade. Explore the report >

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Once slated for development, White Horse Mountain’s 1,700 acres of forest, streams, and habitat are protected forever - and now they’re open to the public! Potomac Conservancy gifted the 1,700-acre forest to the state of West Virginia.

The new public recreation area is now open for hiking, bird-watching, and other light recreation.

Follow our journey to save White Horse Mountain >

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Take action and help make the Potomac River
safe for swimming and fishing by 2025!


Save streamside lands from development! 
Our rivers are only as healthy as the lands that surround them. Discover what your neighbors are doing to keep the Potomac's upstream forests verdant and vibrant forever.

Healthy Lands >

Saving White Horse Mountain >

Land Protection >

Strengthen Clean Water Laws

Speak up for local water protections! 
Too often our rivers, forests, and public lands are an afterthought in our growing community. Find out how we, together, can demand our elected leaders protect our streams and drinking water!

Clean Water Advocacy >

Petitioning Donald Trump >

River Friendly Growth >

Empower Community Conservation

Get your hands dirty for clean water! 
It takes a village to keep our local lands and waters healthy. Explore ways you can get involved and make a difference in the fight for clean water -- right here in your community.

Community Conservation >

Growing Native >

Volunteer >


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8403 Colesville Road, Suite 805
Silver Spring, MD 20910


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The image of Great Falls on the top of our homepage is copyright of Adam Hoke,

The images of the Potomac Report Card paddler and White Horse Mountain on the homepage are copyright of William MacFarland,

The image of Great Falls featured alongside our anniversary announcement is copyright of Christopher James.