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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.
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.
April showers don't have to leave you sitting inside. It turns out there are some perks to hiking on an overcast, drizzly day.
Hike along with Stephanie from Team Potomac as she explores an overlooked local trail that gives way to waterfalls, rock formations, and beautiful Potomac River views.
"The Potomac is now on the verge of being one of the nation's great river recovery stories," writes the Washington Post.
How well do you know local wildflowers? Can you identify staggerweed? Have you ever tasted a fairy spud? Impress your friends with new trail trivia after taking our wildflower quiz!
In our 10th edition of the State of the Nation’s River report, the Potomac River has earned its highest grade ever!
Find out the river's latest grade and what it means for your local water.
A quick Google search of the phrase "DC area wildlife sightings" kicks back thousands of results. From bears and bats to coyotes, dolphins, and eagles - it's clear we are not the only ones living here.
But why is our densely populated metro area of more than 5 million people home to so much wildlife?
Just when you thought White Horse Mountain couldn't get any better . . . Learn about Rock Dome Preserve, a new addition to the White Horse project that's home to globally rare plants and habitat.
With all the progress made since the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, it may still surprise you to learn there are plenty of ways you can still legally pollute the Potomac River.
Learn how our community allows pollution into our Nation's River – the drinking water source for you and nearly 6 million people – and what you can do about it.