Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
The Potomac is continually challenged by population growth and unsustainable land use practices. The river is much better than it was several decades ago, but multiple threats persist. Solutions require not just funding and innovation, but the active concern and involvement of the basin’s residents. A strong stewardship ethic is a powerful tool in preserving the river’s many values. Stewardship comes in many forms, all of which can help the river. Residents can support or join local and regional environmental groups, join discussions of issues that can inform and provide ways to effect change, communicate with elected and appointed officials about issues, or participate in projects that improve local waterways.
W.A.T.E.R., which stands for Watershed Activities to Encourage Restoration, is a compilation of simple, low-cost projects that your organization can use to help protect and restore your watershed. The write up for each activity includes detailed step-by-step instructions so that you can accomplish the project with a minimum of guesswork. These projects are great for scout groups, garden clubs, religious organizations, employee team building activities, or just a weekend project with the kids!
If you are looking for things to do, whether it is in the water, on the land, or in the air, there is always fun events in the Potomac River basin! The Calendar has a wide variety of activities, including volunteer opportunities, fun activities for the kids, water recreation, and more!
In an effort to enable individuals seeking to engage in stewardship opportunities to more easily find and join their local watershed group(s) and connect with other stewardship based organizations in their area, ICPRB has created a web-based map displaying watershed groups/organizations within the Potomac basin.
The basin is home to many national, state, regional, and local parks.
A list of local, national, and international opportunities for citizens to engage in science and the natural world while helping scientists conduct research.