PRKN’s Annual Benefit Gala The District Wharf Pier on Saturday, September 25 was the place to be! PRKN’s Party on the Pier, this year’s annual gala event, was a terrific success. Those in attendance — and the place was sold out — had a fabulous night of seeing old friends, celebrating PRKN’s successes, and engaging … Read More

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Annual Upper Potomac Member Meeting

Sunday, September 19th • 12:00 pmVeterans Park, Smithsburg, MD Annual UPRK Member Meeting Details Join Upper Potomac Riverkeeper, Brent Walls, for your Annual Upper Potomac Member Meeting! This is a great opportunity to catch up on the developments over the past year and what’s in the future in the Upper Potomac. This meeting is a … Read More


August 29, 2021​ | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Rain Date: No Rain Date — Please note: event will only be canceled if river levels are too high and is not based on forecasted rain)   Mark Frondorf, Shenandoah Riverkeeper; Dean Naujoks, Potomac Riverkeeper; and Brent Walls, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper, are thrilled to announce this … Read More

RiverPalooza: Harpers Ferry Tubing and Overnight Camp

August 28, 2021​ | 12:00 PM    Join your Potomac Riverkeeper and our partner Outdoor Afro for a fun, relaxing day of tubing at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers! This is an easy float with some fun white water on one of the most spectacular sections of the Potomac River, known for … Read More

RiverPalooza: Mallows Bay (Ghost Fleet) Paddle

August 7, 2021​ | 8:30AM – 11:30AM (No Rain Date Available)   Join your Potomac Riverkeeper, Atlantic Kayak, and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for Get Into Your Sanctuary Weekend! This is a one-of-a-kind, guided interpretive paddle through our country’s newest National Marine Sanctuary, Mallows Bay! Learn about the amazing history of the … Read More

RiverPalooza: USFS Shenandoah Paddle and Snorkel

July 16, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Rain Date: Friday, July 23)   Want to experience the thrill of snorkeling the Shenandoah? Well, you’re in luck—this is the trip for you! Join us along with our good friend and partner – the U.S. Forest Service – as we put in at Hazard Mill … Read More


July 10, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Rain Date: July 24)     Join your Upper Potomac Riverkeeper and our partner Team River Runner for this one-of-a-kind beautiful and scenic river section of the South Branch Potomac—the Trough! The Trough received its name from the six-mile long trough-like wooded gorge carved by the … Read More

RiverPalooza: A Float Through History — Antietam

June 10, 2021​ | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Rain Date: June 24th)   Join your Upper Potomac Riverkeeper, and our partners, the National Parks Service, and Team River Runner to experience the Antietam. History shrouds the Antietam Creek, with the National Battlefield along its banks and the many stone arched bridges that cross the … Read More


June 5, 2021​ | 10:30AM-2:30 PM   This amazing trip is a partnership between Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks and the tribal chair, Francis Gray, of the Piscataway Conoy Tribal Council. We are truly honored to provide a pre-paddle cultural history presentation, then guide and provide interpretation of cultural resources along our circular paddle starting at … Read More


May 21, 2021​ | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Rain Date: Friday, July 9)   Join your Shenandoah Riverkeeper for a gentle and beautiful float down the Shenandoah River. We will put in at the Andy Guest Shenandoah River State Park and float down to the Karo Landing. We are fortunate to have avid birders, … Read More