PWP partners work with private landowners, community organizations, businesses, and governments to undertake a variety of efforts to improve water quality; enhance forest, wetland, and aquatic habitats; restore threatened and endangered species; reduce erosion; and conserve open space. The following six goals guide PWP efforts:
1. Increase and spread knowledge through assessment, monitoring, and education
- Increase our knowledge and understanding of the Potomac River Watershed, its problems, and the value of our restoration and stewardship actions and communicate this information to and engage the Public.
2. Accelerate riparian and wetland restoration
- Restore riparian forests, wetlands, and watersheds to improve water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, drinking water supply, and river-based recreation.
3. Promote land protection and stewardship
- Enhance conservation through land protection and resource management to reduce or mitigate the loss and fragmentation of forest habitats and working forests due to urban sprawl.
4. Enhance forest stewardship and reduce wildfire risk
- Increase the health of critical watersheds through forest stewardship and protect communities from the threat of wildfire.
5. Create more livable communities
- Enhance the quality of life for communities and the health of urban watersheds through expansion of green infrastructure
6. Sustain and expand partnerships
- Leverage skills and resources of the Partners to expand and sustain a network of conservation partners and partnership activities in the Potomac Watershed