2022 Annual Report Cover


KEEPING OUR WATER CLEAN — FOR DRINKING, FOR PLAYING, FOR LIFE Our 2022 report includes information and data on our work toward eliminating pollution in the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. We reflect on what the Clean Water Act has meant to all of us over the past 50 years and some enthusiastic, creative approaches to … Read More

Watershed Achnowledgement Statement map

PRKN Watershed Acknowledgment Statement

The word Potomac is an Anglicized version of a local tribe’s name Patawomeke, although the river had several different names based on region and language. Flowing through central Maryland into the Chesapeake Bay, the river winds through various Indigenous territories.  Our nation’s capital was built on land between two waterways originally belonging to the Native … Read More

2021 Annual Report


KEEPING OUR WATER CLEAN — FOR DRINKING, FOR PLAYING, FOR LIFE Our 2021 report includes information and data on our work toward stepping up community engagement; eliminating pollution in the north branch of the Potomac and bacterial monitoring and testing for toxic chemicals in the Upper Potomac watershed; progress in justice, equity, diversity & inclusion; … Read More



Nothing has been more inspiring than the work we have accomplished together as a community by staying strong during difficult and turbulent times. Despite the turmoil, we expanded our Community Science Water Quality Monitoring Program, published our first annual Swimmable Potomac Report, launched our Trash-Free Potomac, Respect the Shenandoah, and 50 Million Mussels Campaigns, dove … Read More

Press Release

1st Annual Swimmable Potomac Report Issued by PRKN

POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER NETWORK ISSUES SWIMMABLE POTOMAC REPORT Identifies Where and When The Potomac is Safe For Human Contact Washington, D.C. – July 23 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) today released its first annual Water Quality Monitoring Report for the Potomac River, which analyzes the data and results of water sampling at 10 sites along the Potomac … Read More

PRKN 2019 Annual Report

PRKN 2019 Annual Report

What a year! 2019 brought us some real highs as we continued to battle water pollution and build a community of clean water advocates throughout the watershed. Click below to download our Annual Report where we recap our successes – and know that we couldn’t have done this without you. Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s 2019 Annual … Read More


PRKN 2018 Annual Report

PRKN 2018 Annual Report CoverWe are very excited to share this overview of all our hard work and accomplishments from the past year. Download a copy of the full report here: PRKN 2018 Annual Report (7MB).

1000 Thank Yous!

So many people chipped in to help us meet our goals in 2018, that we could not fit all the names in the print version of the report. We very much want to thank everyone, so we are taking this opportunity to thank our full list of donors here. You are all amazing and we could not do any of this without you!

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