Save the Date for
“Party on the Pier!”
Saturday, September 25, 2021
PRKN’s Annual Benefit Gala
Last year’s first-ever Virtual Gala was a huge success – you tuned in and together we raised $200,000 to support clean water in the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers!
We are very pleased to be able to return to an in-person gathering, which we will do OUTDOORS this year to enhance safety, and we will still have a virtual aspect to suit everyone’s tastes. How could we possibly outdo last year’s success you might ask?
We have lots of great surprises in store for a 2021 Gala you won’t want to miss. This year, we will “Party on the Pier”, under tents, but still outdoors – on the Dockmaster Building District Pier, at The Wharf Washington, DC. And, our research vessel, MV Sea Dog will be joining us! If you haven’t been able to come aboard to see our state-of-the-art water quality monitoring lab, this is your chance!
We will also showcase our first-of-its-kind, in-river freshwater mussel nursery, with a special prototype cage developed in partnership with Peterson Companies and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. You will see the progress of our 50 Million Mussels project, harnessing the pollution filtering capabilities of native freshwater mussels to put some “mussel” back in the river. The “before and after” impact of mussels on dirty water is absolutely amazing.
And we’ll have fun, too. A Potomac Riverkeeper Network Gala always has music, dancing, inspiring stories of the work the Riverkeepers do, and general frivolity. Mark your calendar for September 25, 2021 and come “Party on the Pier!”
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!
A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
John Holmes and Diane Zipursky
Cabell and Kathy Williams
Carole Cavanaugh-Fettig and Ron Fettig
Paul and Dianne Reason
Jane and Jay Lewis
Paul and Catherine Armington
Francis Dubrowski and David Buente
Richard and Son McBride
Nick Kuttner and Mysia Pallas
Potomac Boat Club, Erik Meyers & John Froemming
Earth and Water Law, LLC
Marney Bruce and John Middleton
Roy and Ase Sewall
Daniel and Teresa Murrin
Frank and Lisa Filipy
Robin and Laurel Kent
David and Barbara Garlock