RIVER ACCESS & RECREATION PROGRAM

Protecting and promoting public use of our rivers and streams.

Our love for the river is what fuels our cause. We are a team of river-lovers who paddle, fish, swim, or simply admire the pure beauty of our watershed. As part of our core ideology, we want to share that passion with you – reconnecting the public to their water by offering educational and recreational resources.

recreation and resources

keeping rivers public

Lastest Posts

RiverPalooza

RiverPalooza 2017 Kicks Off June 3rd with Kayaking, Rafting, Tubing & a Big Party!

RiverPalooza 2017 kicks off on June 3rd with our Make a SPLASH for Clean Water Day at Harpers Ferry — including paddling, rafting, tubing and a big party with BBQ and a bluegrass band. RiverPalooza is a season-long annual event providing a wide range of on-the-water and paddling events with our Riverkeepers and in partnership with the region’s best outfitters. Volunteer […]

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Sacred Water Ceremonies & People’s Climate March

People from across the nation are coming to Washington, DC on April 29 for a day of global climate action. The People’s Climate March, planned by an alliance that includes climate scientists, environmental organizations, faith-based groups, labor unions, indigenous groups, and citizen activists, is expected to attract millions to the nation’s capital as well as […]

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Potomac Riverkeeper Network Partners With National Park Service to Celebrate Area Rivers

Paddle Potomac! Paddle Shenandoah! Features 12 Paddle Events over 11 Days, June 8th-19th WASHINGTON, DC May 20, 2016 – Potomac RIverkeeper Network, in partnership with the National Park Service, is organizing Paddle Potomac! Paddle Shenandoah!, an unprecedented series of canoe and kayak adventures lasting from a few hours to a few days, and for all […]

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Shenandoah RiverFest

2015 Swimmable Water Weekend Photo Contest

Swimmable water weekend July 31-August 2, 2015 Photo Contest Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN), along with Waterkeeper Alliance, is celebrating Swimmable Water Weekend by hosting an interactive photo contest with our members. The challenge is simple: post your favorite water photo of the Potomac Watershed to Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram and make sure to tag PRKN at @potomacriver with the hashtag  #Swimmablewaterweekend. The winner will receive a spot on the official […]

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Projects

  • Paddle Potomac! Paddle Shenandoah! 2016

    Over 300 people experienced the most beautiful scenery in the region with our Riverkeepers. They joined us on 12 diverse paddle trips from June 8th to 19th, from novice to advanced, from a few hours to a few days. We paddled areas from the South Branch of the Potomac to

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    Paddle Potomac! Paddle Shenandoah! 2015

    Would you paddle over 300 river miles to promote a clean and healthy Potomac and Shenandoah River? Maybe not, but our three Riverkeepers did just that. Starting on September 19th, Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks paddled 300 miles of the Potomac River, starting in Cumberland Maryland. Joined by Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent