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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


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