SHENANDOAH RIVERKEEPER SUPPORTS CHLOROPHYLL A STANDARDS FOR VIRGINIA’S WATERWAYS

Shenandoah Riverkeeper supports chlorophyll A standards for Virginia’s waterways to combat nutrient pollution and urges Department of Environmental Quality to adopt additional standards for toxic cyanobacteria algae. COMMENT LETTER Potomac Riverkeeper Network Comments on Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA) for Triennial Review of Water Quality Standards, 9 VAC25-260 (PDF)

Press Release

Crisis in the Shenandoah – Harmful Algal Blooms Put River at Risk

River Users, Pets and Wildlife at Risk Washington, D.C. – August 9 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Shenandoah Riverkeeper called on the Department of Environmental Quality and Virginia Department of Health to expand water testing in the Shenandoah River and to develop enforceable standards for deadly cyanotoxins found in blue-green algae in the river, in … Read More

Shenandoah Algae Reporting Campaign

Algal Outbreaks Continue to Plague the Shenandoah The Shenandoah River and its inhabitants have been suffering from algal outbreaks for years now. We know that a principal source of the problem is nutrient runoff from agricultural operations, and we know that the fish kills directly result from the outbreaks. We also know that there are … Read More

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Murrin Internship Partnership Launched by PRKN and Shenandoah University

Thanks to Generous Gift From Dan Murrin, Shenandoah University Intern Will Enhance Access to the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers  Washington, D.C. – January 22  – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) is launching the PRKN Murrin Shenandoah Internship for communication and outreach, to be filled by a student at Shenandoah University, thanks to a generous gift from … Read More

Shenandoah Riverkeeper 2020 Member Meeting Presentation

Slide Presentation from the 2020 SRK Annual Member Meeting

About 50 participants were on hand to enjoy this year’s Shenandoah Riverkeeper Member Meeting — a great success, in spite of Covid restrictions. Our guests were an attentive audience as Mark described this year’s successes — reflected more thoroughly in these slides — and they enjoyed a Bike and Hike in glorious weather and surroundings, … Read More

River Rodeo 2020

Shenandoah Riverkeeper River Rodeo 2020

The annual Shenandoah River Rodeo was held Saturday, July 13 at the Bentonville Low Water Bridge Campground. Our region’s best fishing guides generously donated their guide fees to Shenandoah Riverkeeper! If you missed this year’s River Rodeo on the Shenandoah, check out this video, courtesy Bill Howard of Downstream Project. For you anglers, don’t miss … Read More

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Cancellation of Atlantic Coast Pipeline Hailed by Shenandoah Riverkeeper

Years of Diligent Advocacy Yields Major Victory Ending Environmentally Dangerous and Unnecessary Pipeline Washington, D.C. – July 6 – Shenandoah Riverkeeper and Potomac Riverkeeper Network enthusiastically applaud the cancellation by Dominion Energy and Duke Energy of their Atlantic Coast Pipeline project which would have impacted pristine Shenandoah River headwater streams and crossed miles of national … Read More

chicken manure / poultry litter problem

Poultry Litter Problem

Poultry Litter – a Continuing Problem in the Valley The Shenandoah Valley is home to more than 159 million chickens, 16 million turkeys, and more than 528,000 dairy and beef cows in feedlots and pastures. These animals generate more than 410,000 tons of poultry litter and one billion gallons of liquid manure annually. In small … Read More