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33rd DCAC Swim for Life at National Harbor

District of Columbia Aquatics Club’s Swim for Life event is an annual open water swim and community fundraising event. The event provides open water swim enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy swimming in local waterways and support locally-based organizations

RiverPalooza: Full Moon Sunset Paddle

Rain date: June 29, 2024 Come join the Upper Potomac Riverkeeper, Brent Walls, for our kayaking tour on the Potomac River with the launch point near beautiful and historic Harpers Ferry, WV. This unique paddle will have you experiencing the sunset on the Potomac as you’ve never seen before. The evening is sure to be ... Read More

RiverPalooza: Shenandoah Bird Watching Walk

Join the Shenandoah Riverkeeper for our first ever land-based Riverpalooza Trip! Take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Shenandoah River at Whitehouse Farms while experienced local birders share their knowledge and point out the diverse wildlife found along the river's edge. This is a great opportunity for beginner and experienced birders alike to ... Read More

RiverPalooza: Shenandoah Snorkel, Mussel & Paddle TRIP

Our Shenandoah River snorkeling trip , in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, has always been a huge hit. This year we are going to zero in and focus on freshwater mussels while we snorkel the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. We are fortunate in that we will have Mike Selckmann, Associate Director for ... Read More

RiverPalooza: Women for Clean Water Paddle

Join Potomac Riverkeeper Network on an all-women's paddle in support of clean water!  This paddle will launch from Daingerfield Island Marina and head up Four Mile Run, a scenic urban tributary of the Potomac River located just south of Arlington. Daingerfield Island is just north of Old Town Alexandria, right off the George Washington Parkway ... Read More

RiverPalooza: Pedal to Paddle Scenic Adventure

Join your Upper Potomac Riverkeeper on a scenic adventure up the C&O Canal path and down the Potomac River from Cohill Station Canoe Access to the boat ramp in Hancock, MD. This trip combines two wonderful ways to see the nature and history of the Potomac River.

RiverPalooza: Mallows Bay (Ghost Fleet) Paddle

Join Potomac Riverkeeper, Atlantic Kayak, and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on a unique guided interpretive paddle through Mallows Bay, the newest National Marine Sanctuary in the United States. Mallows Bay is home to the largest collection of historic shipwrecks in the Western Hemisphere, known as the "Ghost Fleet" of the Potomac. As ... Read More

RiverPalooza: Harpers Ferry Tubing and Overnight Camp

Our Good-bye Summer Blow Out white water paddle on the Shenandoah is the very next day, Sunday, August 27th. This is the perfect opportunity to do some tubing on Saturday, camp on-site (or stay at a nearby hotel), enjoy cold beverages, food, and live music overlooking the river then hit the river again the next ... Read More

RiverPalooza: Good-Bye Summer Blowout

(No Rain Date — Please note: event will only be canceled if river levels do not permit and is not based on forecasted rain.) Get ready for an epic end-of-summer celebration with RiverPalooza's Goodbye Summer Celebration! Shenandoah Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf, Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks, and Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent Walls are thrilled to announce this ... Read More

Party on the Pier 2024 Gala

Be part of the fun for this year’s Annual Gala: Party on the Pier! September 14 is the date and the DC Wharf is the venue for drinking, dining, and dancing to live music. Plus, the opportunity to meet old friends, make new ones, and see your Riverkeepers in person. This is an outdoor event under the stars with a magnificent large tent in case of rain.