A Year of Tragedy — A Time for Solidarity

Photo by Tusik Only

This year is turning out to be one of the most difficult ever for our nation. With 130,000 dead from Covid-19, massive unemployment, and the recent spate of racial violence — all of which disproportionately affect people of color, the underserved, and the most vulnerable of our population — our nation is experiencing unprecedented levels of anger, grief, outrage, and desperation.

All of us have a responsibility to support each other in this troubling time, to fight injustice, and to stand in solidarity with black, brown, and indigenous communities to oppose racism in all its forms. Potomac Riverkeeper Network is proud to be protecting the Potomac and Shenandoah watersheds for the benefit of all, especially those most impacted by pollution. We are also proud to be part of a broader Waterkeeper movement that has taken a strong stand on these issues.

Read Nancy Stoner’s blog about environmental racism.