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At Potomac Conservancy, we think the river is the best classroom or teacher anyone could ask for this back-to-school season. But while you’re enjoying a fall breeze by the water, why not read a book that strengthens your connection with it?
For those of us that love to learn, here are six of our favorite non-fiction works that celebrate the wildlife, waters, and wonders of the Potomac Watershed and beyond.
Every vote counts in every election - especially this one.
Voter turnouts for odd year elections are usually low, but that doesn’t make the upcoming election in Virginia (on November 5th!) any less important. Find out why your voice is vital for clean water and take our pledge to vote today!
The Potomac Watershed is one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the country, home to over 1,000 species of animals. Unfortunately, litter is a huge threat to the local critters that call the Potomac River home.
Discover 6 types of trash that pose the biggest risk to local wildlife.
The leaves are changing, the air is cooler, you’re taking a crisp autumn stroll by the river…and you come across a fawn all by itself. Does it need your help?
What if you come across a large buck, opossum, fledgling bird, or potentially venomous snake? Any of these interactions are possible in the fall and, while thrilling, could be dangerous for yourself or the animal. But don’t fear! We asked the experts from Second Chance Wildlife Center how to deal with many common local species.
Leave it to the beavers!
Nature's engineers are surprising everyone with news that they can help reduce harmful pollution in our local streams and creeks. So how do the beavers do it?
Cleaning up our local streams and creeks isn't just good for public health. It's great for wildlife, too.
All across our region animals once in decline are making a comeback. Their stories of recovery are nothing short of inspiring.
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.