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

Possum Point Power Station landfill action alert

Possum Point Coal Ash Landfill

We are deeply concerned about Dominion’s lack of urgency and failure to address its ongoing pollution of the Possum Point site and the Potomac River. We are asking Prince William County’s Potomac District Supervisor, Andrea Bailey, its Chairperson, Ann Wheeler, and the Board of Supervisors to ensure that Dominion’s Possum Point Coal Ash Landfill is … 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


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

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