Blue Ridge Coalition ready to launch

Like a fine Virginia wine, the Blue Ridge Coalition has been years in the making. It all started back in 2009, when members of the Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains (FBRM) decided that the Blue Ridge should be recognized as a special conservation corridor to help protect its natural and cultural values. The following […]

Does the Potomac Pass the Test?

In 2012, the conservation group Americans Rivers ranked the Potomac one of the nation’s most endangered rivers. As 2013 came to a close, the Potomac Conservancy issued a more comprehensive report card with its latest take on the Potomac’s status. Considering five major indicators – fish, habitat, pollution, land and people – the Conservancy awarded […]

Dreaming of a white (and green) Christmas

Love it or hate it, those of us in the northern and western reaches of the Chesapeake Bay watershed have already gotten a lot of snow and ice this December.  Bing Crosby may dream of it, but according to regional biologists, heavy winter precipitation can mean more algal blooms in the Bay this summer.   Runoff […]

Help us do more in 2014

Friends of the Downstream Project: In 2013, The Downstream Project helped many regional conservation organizations accomplish their missions. To help us do even more in 2014, please consider making a donation to The Downstream Project. We are helping them get the word out. The Downstream Project provides omnimedia services to conservation groups that protect water […]