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

June 3rd RiverPalooza Kick Off is a Success! Sign up for more paddles today!!

We have plenty of RiverPalooza paddles left this summer, so we took a look at the feedback from the Kick Off weekend. Then we carefully cherry picked the ones that made us look good. Just kidding. Comments were positive, so apparently a handful of river advocates can put an event together without any major mishaps. Well, the wind […]

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Potomac Riverkeeper Network Partners with the National Park Service to Celebrate Area Rivers

RiverPalooza’s Summer Paddle Events for Clean Water Kick Off June 3rd WASHINGTON, DC May 19, 2017 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network, in partnership with the National Park Service, is organizing RiverPalooza, a summer series of paddle events along the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers. The trips last from a few hours to a few days and are […]

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Waterkeepers Gathered to Honor Our Water at the People’s Climate March

By Robin Broder, Waterkeepers Chesapeake Board Member What an amazing weekend in DC! Thanks to the weeks of preparation by local Riverkeepers, artists and spiritual women, the Waterkeeper movement had one of the best presentations at the People’s Climate March. In the weeks before the March, Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks, Anacostia Riverkeeper Emily Franc, Patuxent Riverkeeper […]

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RiverPalooza

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

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. 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. […]

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Projects

  • Clean Water is Under Attack

    The Administration has directed the EPA to take sweeping measures to undo clean water protections under the Clean Water Rule intended to safeguard the health of our rivers, streams and wetlands. The announcement to repeal the Clean Water Rule represents one of the most serious assaults on our water resources

  • 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