Our Mission

PRKN’s mission is to protect the right to clean water for all communities and all those who live in and rely upon the Potomac and Shenandoah watersheds by stopping pollution, making drinking water safe,  protecting healthy river habitats, and enhancing use and enjoyment for all.

Photo by Roy Sewall

Our Rivers

With our watershed covering more than 14,000 square miles, our three riverkeepers are working every day to be a voice for our rivers and the best advocates against pollution in the Lower Potomac, Upper Potomac, and Shenandoah.

Learn more about our rivers, the riverkeepers, and our campaigns:


Looking for ways to do your part and give back to your watershed? Become involved with PRKN and support our fight for clean water!

Swimmable Potomac Report 2022
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Current Water Quality for the Potomac River

Sites are monitored weekly by trained Potomac Riverkeeper Network volunteers from April until October. Mapping provided by:
Swim Guide

A green icon tells you your beach has met water quality criteria. A red icon tells you the water quality has failed the latest water quality test. Tap on a beach status for more information.

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The Swim Guide app is free. Experience the freedom of beach-hunting from your Apple or Android smartphone.

Download Water Reporter in the Apple App Store

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