WISH LIST: $100: native garden plants for a DC public school campus; $500: education for 20 landowners about river-friendly landscaping; $1000: 250 linear feet of streamside fencing to protect sensitive areas
Since its early days, when George Washington built his home along its banks, the Potomac River has been an anchor for our region's identity. The wildest river running through an urban area anywhere in the world, it is also home to more than 200 rare species and natural communities. But the river is in trouble: rapid population growth has put tremendous pressure on land and water resources. A regional leader in protecting the health, beauty, and enjoyment of the river and its tributaries, the Potomac Conservancy is committed to providing effective and lasting conservation solutions. Its programs address clear-cutting of riverside lands; poorly planned development; loss of open space; degraded water quality; and lack of understanding about river health. Tree plantings, river cleanups, and other hands-on restoration activities improve the environment and also touch thousands of lives each year, instilling a sense of place and a "culture of conservation" that will be passed on for generations. The Potomac faces unprecedented challenges -- but you can be part of a beautiful and lasting solution.
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