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2012-04-12 23:01:08

The Environmental Protection Agency and American Rivers announce the six recipients of $1,373,119 in environmental grants to benefit communities, and protect rivers and clean water in the Potomac Highlands region of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Highlands region is the headwaters of the Potomac River, which flows through the nation´s capital. Frostburg, MD (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 The Environmental Protection Agency and American Rivers today announced the six...

2011-12-22 12:10:00

WILLIAMSPORT, Md., Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 less fortunate children in Washington County will enjoy a brighter Christmas this year, thanks to the efforts of Potomac Edison employees in partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Employees at Potomac Edison's regional headquarters donated about 150 new, unwrapped toys to the Marines' local Toys for Tots collection. "I appreciate the support received from all our employees, including the members of Utility...

2011-06-05 18:54:00

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., June 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chevy pro Luke Clausen of Otis Orchards, Wash., caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 4 ounces Sunday to win $125,000 at the Walmart FLW Tour on the Potomac River presented by National Guard with a four-day catch of 20 bass weighing 69-14. Link to photo of Champion Luke Clausen The catch gave him the win by a 1-pound, 13-ounce margin over Michael Iaconelli of Pittsgrove, N.J., who caught a total of 20 bass weighing 68-1 and earned...

2011-06-02 18:34:00

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chevy pro Larry Nixon of Bee Branch, Ark. and Iams/Pringles pro Vic Vatalaro of Kent, Ohio each crossed the stage Thursday with a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 2 ounces to lead day one of the Walmart FLW Tour on the Potomac River presented by National Guard. Nixon and Vatalaro now hold a 2-pound, 11-ounce lead over Michael Iaconelli of Pittsgrove, N.J. who caught five bass weighing 17-7 in a tournament featuring over 300 anglers from...

2011-05-12 11:55:00

DOVER, Mass. and NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Keeper Springs Natural Spring Water, which donates 100% of its profits to support America's waterways, will return as the Official Water Sponsor and Recycling Partner of the 2011 National Harbor Food & Wine Festival, May 14-15, at National Harbor on the scenic Potomac River in Prince George's County, Maryland. In 2010, Keeper Springs' participation in the Food & Wine Festival was the catalyst for bringing a...

2011-01-07 12:39:00

Agency Designates Three Water-Planning Areas in the Ohio, Potomac River Basins HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today designated three critical water-planning areas, providing local residents and organizations the opportunity to take a proactive approach to deciding how to use and protect these valuable resources, Secretary John Hanger said. The three newly designated planning areas include Laurel Hill Creek and Back...

2010-10-12 14:47:00

Restoration Project Touted as Example for Erosion/Protection Issues WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Park Service (NPS) came together today, alongside Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, to celebrate the nearly completed restoration of 2,800 feet of the Potomac River shoreline in Piscataway Park. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded site saved not only an important...

2010-10-04 07:00:00

DC-Area Residents Are Encouraged to Attend Invasive Plant Removal Events on October 7 & 11 TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following event was announced today by Crystal Light: WHAT: On October 7 & 11, The Nature Conservancy of MD/DC - with support from Crystal Light - will host invasive plant removal events along the Potomac River. The events will allow residents to help cut down exotic invasive shrubs and vines along the river that threaten the native...

2010-09-23 14:26:00

Highlights from Yearly Event Include the First Interstate River Trash Limit WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alice Ferguson Foundation's (AFF) 5th Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit took place Wednesday, along the shores of the Potomac, at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C. The event brought together more than 300 area influencers and decision-makers to address litter on a cross-regional level. "We reached significant milestones today with our partners that...

2010-09-08 00:41:06

The report, "Long-term reductions in anthropogenic nutrients link to improvements in Chesapeake Bay habitat is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1003590107.  Images are available on the project website. The Potomac River in Washington, D.C. is showing multiple benefits from restoration efforts, newly published research suggests. Reduced nutrients and improved water clarity have increased the abundance and diversity...