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Five years ago, we purchased White Horse Mountain in West Virginia to protect it from development. Last year, the state of West Virginia officially opened it as a public recreation area.
Now you, along with the abundant wildlife that calls the mountain home, can enjoy its vast acres of uninterrupted forest, unimpeded river views, clear streams, and rare wildflowers. Find out how in our visitor’s guide, including 6 adventure activities.
Ever wonder what it’s like to paddle with Potomac Conservancy?
We aim to make our Alternative Happy Hour Paddles inclusive, diverse, and fun events for all - but don’t take it from us! Follow along with the Instagram story of one of our favorite paddlers and learn 4 reasons why you’ll want to join us on the water.
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.
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.
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.
The Potomac River is home to one of the most adorable aquatic animals- the river otter. Otters around the world have faced centuries of decline due to hunting, trapping, and habitat loss. But our local species is on the rebound.
Do you know how else river otters differ from their sea otter cousins? Discover their quirks, unique habits, and when and where you might be able to spot one in the wild! (Also, cute photos, of course).
We’re only six months into 2019 and the Potomac Conservancy has already had four major victories for clean water! With the help of our advocates, we’re protecting land, forests, and vital streams on the federal, state, and local levels.
There are several more battles for the River to be won, though, so brush up on the issues in our Legislative Recap so you’re prepared to vote in the next election!
Every piece of land has a story to tell. This one just happens to have stories about the Civil War!
Learn more about this unique property’s rich history and ecology, and what tool the Potomac Conservancy is using to keep it permanently protected for clean water.
The newly re-designed District Wharf in Washington, DC isn’t just a playground for river lovers, it’s a model of pollution-preventing, river-friendly development. Discover how hidden elements in the neighborhood’s sidewalks, pavement, and roofs are keeping many Olympic swimming pools of contaminants out of the Potomac every year.
You might not realize it, but your lawn could be polluting the Potomac and harming local wildlife. Having a healthy lawn fit for summer picnics and protecting clean water aren't mutually exclusive. Hear from a lawn care professional on how to take steps to ensure your lawn, big or small, is river friendly!