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


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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Potomac Conservancy Turns 25!

We’re celebrating 25 years of protecting the Potomac River and the lands, streams, and communities we treasure.

Since our founding in 1993, our team has worked tirelessly to restore clean water to our hometown river. Along the way, we’ve expanded the boundaries of our conservation work and redefined what a local environmental movement can achieve.

Read our latest Annual Report and discover some important moments and milestones that our members made possible.

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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.