• PADDLE POTOMAC! PADDLE SHENANDOAH! WEEK 2 JOURNAL

    Week 2 Journal Check out pictures from the trip on our Facebook Page. Day 8: I enjoyed seeing old friends at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) but really enjoyed having my wife Kathy and daughter Krista come spend the night. It had been a long week since I had last seen them. I went […]

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  • PADDLE POTOMAC! PADDLE SHENANDOAH! WEEK 1 JOURNAL

    My three week, 300 mile paddle trip down the Potomac River. Check out pictures from the trip on our Facebook Page. Day 1 The Kickoff Paddle launched in Cumberland, almost 200 miles upstream from Washington DC, on Saturday September 19th.  A small group joined me, Brent Walls our Upper Potomac Riverkeeper and his three daughters, […]

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  • Lessons Learned from September 2015 Latex Spill in the Upper Potomac

    Pollution spills occur more often than you think. Usually, however, we only hear about the big ones like when three million gallons of acid mine waste spilled into the Animas River in New Mexico or when 7,500 gallons of MCHM discharged into the Elk River and shut down water supplies in Charleston, West Virginia. MCHM’s […]

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  • Press Release

    Press Release: Potomac Riverkeeper Calls on EPA to Investigate Dominion’s Handling of Coal Ash Waste at Possum Point Power Plant

    Washington DC: June 26th, 2015—Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) is calling on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to investigate actions taken by Dominion in recent weeks that my increase environmental and public health risks posed by the storage of toxic coal ash near Quantico, Virginia on the Potomac River. PRKN’s actions follow on the heels […]

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    Growing Pressure for Cleanup of Possum Point Coal Ash Pollution

    Yesterday, June 16, NPR’s WAMU 88.5 did a story highlighting the growing concern with coal ash pollution leaking from Dominion’s coal ash ponds at Possum Point into Quantico Creek and the Potomac River. Virginia Del. Scott Surovell and state Sen. Toddy Puller sent a letter to Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Department Molly Ward, calling for well testing of […]

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  • What’s Behind the Fish Kills on the Shenandoah?

    Now that the summer has officially arrived, everyone wants to know how the fishing is doing on the Shenandoah River. Unfortunately, for this season, I am afraid it will be a bit of a slog, but there are a couple of encouraging signs that bode well for the fishery in future seasons. In 2014, a […]

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  • POTOMAC RIVER WATERSHED CLEANUP AT RILEY'S LOCK

    Potomac River Cleanup at Riley’s Lock

    Recap from Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative’s Hannah Seligmann. The Potomac River offers fun, healthy and educational adventures. This weekend I was able to pay it forward by participating in the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s 27th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup! On April 11th, the foundation led more than 130 cleanups across the Potomac River Watershed. […]

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    Meet Your Potomac Riverkeeper: Dean Naujoks

    Dean Naujoks joins our team as our new Potomac Riverkeeper, allowing us another opportunity to extend programmatic energies on the ground. For the first time in our history, we now have a full-time Potomac Riverkeeper to complete many of the core functions a Riverkeeper serves. Dean will increase our capacity to expand community outreach and […]

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    Protect Tom’s Creek from Hazardous Mountaintop Removal! Please sign our petition! We need to convince DEP to deny the permit, which, if granted, would allow stormwater from the proposed mining expansion to impact Tom’s Creek. Please sign our petition! Please Click Here for Details Your Riverkeepers Stopping Pollution Clean Water Matters BRENT WALLS Everything flows […]

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