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PRKN 2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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

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POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER NETWORK THANKS AMAZON FOR GIFT

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

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Water Wednesday: A Tale of Two Rivers (Video)

The Potomac River is a haven for many of us. It provides a space for recreation including kayaking, fishing, paddleboarding, and even open water swimming, but is it safe? Urban stormwater, sewage overflows, agricultural runoff, and industrial pollution all threaten the ecology of the River, and the safety of those who recreate on it. We … Read More

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Sailor Turns Sleuth in Battle for Nation’s River

You’ll enjoy this feature story by Tom Pelton of Environmental Integrity Project on Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent Walls and his battle to save the Upper Potomac River: “Sailor Turns Sleuth in Battle for Nation’s River This 18 minute audo recording will be of interest because goes into more depth about the town of Luke, Maryland, … Read More

A Year of Tragedy — A Time for Solidarity

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 … Read More

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Potomac Riverkeeper Network Pays Tribute to Avis Ogilvy Moore (June 2020)

Potomac Riverkeeper Network would like to recognize the long-time contribution and support of Avis Ogilvy Moore, a former Board Chair and member of the Potomac Riverkeeper Board since 2006. Avis has a long and distinguished career in the environmental movement as an activist, researcher, scholar, and philanthropist. She joined the Board of Friends of the … Read More

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Respect the Shenandoah Webinar Signup

The Respect the Shenandoah Campaign officially launches on July 1, 2020 with a virtual presentation by Mark Frondorf, Shenandoah Riverkeeper. During this short webinar, Mark will discuss the genesis and goals of the campaign – and why it’s important for all of our supporters to get involved! Water Wednesdays: Respect the Shenandoah Location: Online | … Read More

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POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER COMMENDS EPA AND VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL’S $1.4 MILLION FINE AGAINST DOMINION POWER FOR TOXIC COAL ASH DUMPING

Investigation by Potomac Riverkeeper Led to Discovery of Illegal Activity at Possum Point Power Plant  Washington, D.C. – March 13 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) applauds the fines and settlement for environmental violations perpetrated by Dominion Energy at the company’s Possum Point power station, announced today by Mark Herring, Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia. … Read More

Register Now for the April 22nd Water Quality Monitoring Training Program

Join us for our Citizen Science Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Training Program for Maryland and Virginia! Wed, April 22, 2020 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT 136 Waterfront Street #M1, Oxon Hill, MD 20745 About this Event This training is required for participation in the Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring Program. Potomac Riverkeeper Network is … Read More

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