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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!
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.
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.
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 Nation’s Escape Triathlon is joining forces once again with Potomac Conservancy the Washington, DC region’s leading clean water advocate fighting to make the Potomac River safe for swimming on race day and every day.
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.
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.
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.
It's late summer. And it's hot.
The good news is there are plenty of spots where you can jump in, cool off, and enjoy the Potomac River and local streams — no pool pass required.
Few things are more patriotic than a soaring the bald eagle. And now you don’t have to go far to spot one, as George Mason University instructor Christina Tyler Wenks reports. Improving water quality is bringing the national bird back to the capital region. But what about other wildlife?
Find out where you can catch a glimpse of an eagle and learn how you can do your part to help local wildlife.