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Webinar: State of the Nation’s River: How is the Potomac doing?
Thursday, 06 September 2018, 12:00
Thursday, September 6, 2018. 12:00PM. Webinar: State of the Nation’s River: How is the Potomac doing? Hedrick Belin and Caitlin Wall, Potomac Conservancy. Sponsored by NOAA. More information here.
In 2018, the Potomac River earned its highest grade ever (a B) from Potomac Conservancy! In a dramatic turnaround for our region's drinking water source, the Potomac's health improved from an abysmal D to a B in just ten years. For the first time in generations, we are within reach of enjoying a healthy, thriving Potomac River. It's taken decades of hard work to strengthen water protections and undo the damage wrought by reckless polluters. But, we're at a critical tipping point and there's more work to be done. Polluted runoff, rapid deforestation, and new attacks on water protections threaten to return dangerous pollution to local waters. The Potomac's journey to an "A" will not be easy, but it's worth fighting for because we all deserve a healthy river and clean water. Learn more about what's going right and wrong with the Potomac.