2021 End of Year Message

It is the time of year when we remember how lucky we are in life and how much we value the opportunity that we all have to give back to the world around us. Here are, of course, many things to be thankful for – our health, our families, our friends, the communities in which … Read More


The Fish Guide is a useful tool to help anglers make informed decisions about eating caught fish. The guide collects fish consumption advisories from the states of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia that focus on fish caught in the Potomac River and its tributaries. Advisories are a recommendation to limit or avoid eating … Read More

My Experience as Environmental Justice Legal Fellow at PRKN

The environmental justice fellowship at PRKN, funded by Dan Murrin, gave me first-hand experience on what it is like working at a non-profit that is dedicated to protecting the Potomac and communities across the DMV area that utilize its waters for recreation and as a source for drinking water. Through various interactions and discussions with … Read More

Potomac Protector Leadership Council

Potomac Riverkeeper Network has created a new Council for conservation leaders who love the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and want to be more engaged in their protection. These leaders will help to accelerate PRKN’s progress in protecting the public’s right to clean water in the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Leaders will be asked to serve … Read More

T-Shirt Design Contest!

PRKN Community Designed T-shirt Campaign Guidelines Thank you for your interest in Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s Community Designed T-shirt Contest! For this contest, you’ll be designing a graphic for the next iteration of a limited edition Potomac Riverkeeper Network t-Shirt. Please review the following requirements and guidelines before you start designing!  Theme: “Our Watershed, Our Home” … 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



Local Environmental Group Included in Amazon’s $9 Million Grants to Community Organizations, Enables Additional River Protection Washington, D.C. – November 16 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) was among local community groups which are the beneficiaries of gifts and grants from Amazon, PRKN president Nancy Stoner announced today. “We thank Amazon for its support and for … Read More

Native American Mattawoman

PRKN Watershed Acknowledgment Statement

The Potomac Riverkeeper Network is a non-profit organization determined to ensure the health and integrity of the Potomac River and its watershed. But we were not the original protectors of this waterway. The word Potomac is an Anglicized version of a local tribe’s name Patawomeke, although the river had several different names based on region … Read More