#GivingTuesday
Nov
29
7:00 am07:00

#GivingTuesday

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Shenandoah River Rodeo
Jul
9
7:00 am07:00

Shenandoah River Rodeo

  • Low Water Bridge Campground

Shenandoah smallmouth bass fishing at its finest! Lots of fun, food and camaraderie! Camping available both Fri and Sat nights! Cookout provided Sat night!

Jun
8
Jun 19

Paddle Potomac! Paddle Shenandoah!

Make a SPLASH for clean water June 8-19th! Join us on twelve paddle trips in eleven days! Paddle the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers...

May
13
6:00 pm18:00

2016 Gala: Celebrate Our Nation's River

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Join us Friday, May 13 from 6:00 pm-9:30 pm aboard the iconic paddlewheel boat, the Cherry Blossom, in Alexandria, VA to celebrate our successes over food from Clyde's, drinks, and a scenic cruise of the Potomac River!

Apr
16
9:00 am09:00

Potomac River Cleanup at Seneca Landing at Riley's Lock

For the 28th Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup, Potomac Riverkeeper Network is partnering again with Canoe Cruisers Association, Seneca Creek Watershed Partners, Muddy Branch Alliance, Monocacy Canoe Club,  Blue Ridge Voyageurs, Calleva, and Alice Ferguson Foundation.

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This is an on-the-water and on-the-land river cleanup at Seneca Creek at Riley's Lock. Volunteers in groups will work from boats to pick up trash from Seneca Creek and the Potomac River. One group will work on the smooth waters of Seneca Creek and may use canoes provided by Calleva. The downriver group will use their own boats and gear, and should be experienced in Class 2 rapids. All volunteers in boats are required to wear life jackets during this event. Land-based volunteers are also welcome. 

CONTACT: Kay Fulcomer:  kayfulcomer@gmail.com and Kathleen Sengstock:  kathleen456@verizon.net

Let us know you want to volunteer:

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Apr
7
7:30 pm19:30

Shenandoah Riverkeeper at Northern VA Trout Unlimited Meeting

Shenandoah Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf speaking to the Northern Virginia Chapter of Trout UnlimitedShenandoah Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf will talk about protecting the public's right to clean water in our Shenandoah River and its tributaries and the clean water challenges we face in the Shenandoah Valley. Vienna Firehouse is located at 400 Center St S, Vienna, VA 22180.  Recommend taking Route 123 exit off I-66 to avoid beltway traffic.

Apr
5
7:00 pm19:00

Film Screening: Coal Ash Stories - Dumfries

Join Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks for this important film screening. Potomac Riverkeeper, The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, The Southern Environmental Law Center, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, VOICE, and Working Films will host two screenings of Coal Ash Stories, a series of short films and call to action. This is a critical time to learn about coal ash in your community. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality supports Dominion's "cap-in-place" plan, leaving coal ash at Possum Point, which has been leaking contaminants into groundwater and Quantico Creek for over thirty years.

AlexandriaThursday, March 31, 7pm, Alexandria Library Beatley Branch, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Dumfries: Tuesday, April 5, 7pm, Dumfries Triangle Rescue Squad, 3800 Graham Park Road, Dumfries, Virginia 22026

DOWNLOAD A POSTER TO PUT UP IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

Coal ash, the waste produced from burning coal to generate electricity, contains a range of metals that are toxic at high levels, including lead, arsenic, chromium, selenium, vanadium, and other cancer-causing agents.  Duke Energy and other Utilities have been required to clean up dozens of coal ash pits in North and South Carolina and dispose of the coal ash safely into dry lined landfills. An upcoming public hearing will provide a critical opportunity for concerned citizens and impacted communities to speak out for a transparent, swift, protective plan to safely store coal ash and ensure safe drinking water for neighbors of coal ash sites.

 

Apr
4
8:40 am08:40

Shenandoah Riverkeeper on WZRV 95.3 The River

Starting Monday, April 4, join Shenandoah Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf on WZRV 95.3 The River, every Monday and Friday at 8:40am as he discusses all matters large and small concerning the Shenadoah River. For those of you outside the listening range of 95.3 you can stream it live by going to WZRV 95.3 The River.  He'll discuss paddling opportunities, pollution concerns, fishing, water quality, and just about anything else of interest to residents and users of the Shenandoah watershed.  Mark's radio spots will run into October and are sponsored by our good friends at Front Royal Outdoors

Mar
31
7:00 pm19:00

Film Screening: Coal Ash Stories - Alexandria

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Join Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks for this important film screening. Potomac Riverkeeper, The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, The Southern Environmental Law Center, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, VOICE, and Working Films will host two screenings of Coal Ash Stories, a series of short films and call to action. This is a critical time to learn about coal ash in your community. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality supports Dominion's "cap-in-place" plan, leaving coal ash at Possum Point, which has been leaking contaminants into groundwater and Quantico Creek for over thirty years.

Alexandria: Thursday, March 31, 7pm, Alexandria Library Beatley Branch, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Dumfries: Tuesday, April 5, 7pm, Dumfries Triangle Rescue Squad, 3800 Graham Park Road, Dumfries, Virginia 22026

DOWNLOAD A POSTER TO PUT UP IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!!

Coal ash, the waste produced from burning coal to generate electricity, contains a range of metals that are toxic at high levels, including lead, arsenic, chromium, selenium, vanadium, and other cancer-causing agents.  Duke Energy and other Utilities have been required to clean up dozens of coal ash pits in North and South Carolina and dispose of the coal ash safely into dry lined landfills. An upcoming public hearing will provide a critical opportunity for concerned citizens and impacted communities to speak out for a transparent, swift, protective plan to safely store coal ash and ensure safe drinking water for neighbors of coal ash sites.

 

 

Mar
31
6:30 pm18:30

Film Screening - Potomac by Air - Martinsburg, WV

Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent Walls will be hosting a showing of the film: Potomac by Air, Our Nation's River. Come see the beautiful photography and filming of the Potomac River from its beginnings to the Bay. Explore the historical and scenic aspects of what makes the Potomac River so grand. The showing of the film will be followed by a short talk about the work the non-profit Potomac Riverkeeper Network is doing to protect your right to clean water in the Potomac. 

Details: 

  • Film is 57 minutes long. 20 minute talk and 10 mins of Q&A
  • Martinsburg Library, Main floor, 101 West King Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401
  • From 6:30 to 8pm, March 31st
Oct
17
4:00 pm16:00

Shenandoah Harvest Hoedown

Join us to celebrate our Second Annual Shenandoah Harvest Hoedown. This year's event will feature a farm-to-table dining experience, serving a family-style pig roast feast with delicious sides and local brews. We'll also have a live band as well as activities including corn hole games, a late night bonfire and our notorious hay bale throwing contest. 

Click HERE for more information and to buy tickets!


Sep
19
Oct 10

Paddle Potomac! Paddle Shenandoah!

Would you paddle over 300 river miles to promote a clean and healthy Potomac and Shenandoah River? Maybe not, but our three Riverkeepers plan to do just that and you can join us for part of the fun!

Starting on September 19th, Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks intends to paddle 300 miles of the Potomac River, starting in Cumberland Maryland. Joined by Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent Walls and Shenandoah Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf, together they will paddle more than 20 segments of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. This incredible journey down the Potomac watershed will take place over the course of three weeks, ending October 10th at Point Lookout, Maryland, where the Potomac River enters the Chesapeake Bay.

Interested in spending a few hours or days on the river with our Riverkeepers? You’re in luck! We have special paddle days to include our members and the public on select sections of both the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Hope to see you out on the river!

Click Here For More Information.