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The Potomac River is home to dozens of species of fish — from largemouth bass to migratory shad. Fish can be thought of as "indicator species" for the overall health of the river because they are impacted by a host of environmental factors.
Though several of the Potomac's fish populations are making a comeback, they aren't in the clear yet. Find out what's harming our local fisheries and how you can help.
Hiking, cycling, or kayaking along the Potomac is always a blast, but exercising our mind is also important. This Earth Month, try a new way to connect with nature: reading.
Start out with these four book recommendations that offer unique perspectives on the environment.
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.
While plastic pollution falls in Washington, DC and Maryland, Virginia is seeing an increase in plastic litter found in its parks and local waterways.
Learn what’s behind this troubling trend and what Virginia can do to curb its pollution problem.
We can easily take for granted the plants in our own backyard. In addition to keeping our rivers clean and healthy, native plants had many medicinal uses in the past.
Learn which local plants Native Americans used to treat illnesses, and see if you can find any of them growing near you throughout the year.
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.
Discover the most commons types of plastic litter that are harming local critters and find out how you can help.
The Potomac River - and the five million people who depend on it for drinking water - rely on healthy forests to protect streams from polluted runoff and erosion. That’s why we must defend and conserve our forests from irresponsible development.
Read our statement opposing Georgetown University’s Solar Project, a “green” plan that would needlessly destroy the largest surviving forest along the Potomac River in Southern Maryland.
Ever wonder where all that salt on the roads goes?
Unfortunately, much of it is making its way into our rivers, causing serious threats to wildlife and public health, a new study found.
But there's one part of the country that's bucking the trend. Find out how.
Skip Netflix binge-watching, take a hard pass on a crowded restaurant, and get outside to make some memories with your special someone.
Whether you already have plans or still need to make some for the big day, we’ve got you covered with a list of the best outdoor dates on and around the Potomac.
Put that green thumb to good use this winter.
Here are 6 ways you can care for a beautiful winter garden that will keep our our rivers clean and our birds and bees happy.