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It’s time to flip out! You can name two dolphins in the Potomac River!
Potomac Conservancy and the Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project invite the public, for the first time, to name two wild bottlenose dolphins in the Potomac River.
Check out the top 10 names and VOTE for your favorite picks by June 14th!
The Potomac River is our backyard, drinking fountain, and playground. But did you know it is also the summer home and breeding ground for some Atlantic bottlenose dolphins?
As dolphins are currently returning to our waters, learn from expert Ann-Marie Jacoby of the Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project about the history, lives, and behaviors of dolphins in the area.
Though the fight against river pollution is gaining momentum, action still needs to be taken against some of the lesser known contaminants plaguing the Potomac. These pesky pestilences may sound unfamiliar, but they can have catastrophic effects on wildlife and public health.
Find out what these pollutants are, how they get into the water, and what can be done to get them out!
Help out the Potomac River by reducing your use of plastics!
Check out how these simple alternatives will protect our rivers and even save you money in the long run.
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.