Clean Water is Under Attack

CAMPAIGN INFORMATION: The Administration has directed the EPA to take sweeping measures to undo clean water protections under the Clean Water Rule intended to safeguard the health of our rivers, streams and wetlands. The announcement to repeal the Clean Water Rule represents one of the most serious assaults on our water resources in decades. What … Read More


Protecting Our Water & People from Fracking

The far western panhandle of Maryland is beautiful country, graced by deep lakes, wild forests and of course the Upper Potomac River. Unfortunately it also contains a slice of the Marcellus Shale, the geologic basin that has been the target of the hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” industry in neighboring Pennsylvania and West Virginia for years. … Read More

Tell Virginia to Keep Toxic Coal Ash Wastewater out of the Potomac!

Dominion Proposes to Dump Over 150 Million Gallons of Contaminated Wastewater Into Quantico Creek and Potomac River Dominion Virginia Power recently acknowledged it dumped 33 million gallons of untreated coal ash waste water in May 2015 from its Possum Point Power Station into Quantico Creek, which flows into the Potomac River. Dominion then met privately … Read More

Press Release

Press Release: New Poll Shows Majority Of Prince William Residents Oppose Dominion’s Controversial Plan To Dump Wastewater From Its Toxic Coal Ash Ponds to Potomac River

Washington DC— A new poll conducted on behalf of Potomac Riverkeeper Network reveals significant public concern and opposition to Dominion Virginia’s plan to clean up five coal ash ponds at its Possum Point Power Station near Quantico, Virginia. Dominion has applied to the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for a modification of its Clean … Read More

Press Release

PRKN Sues Alexandria for Violations of Federal Environmental Law

Unlawful Discharge of Coal Tar Pollutants from Oronoco Street Outfall Contributes to Imminent and Substantial Endangerment to Human Health and Environment Washington, D.C. – May 10 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) yesterday filed a lawsuit in federal court against the City of Alexandria for its continued discharges of toxic coal tar waste into the Potomac … Read More

RiverPalooza 2022 Slide

RiverPalooza: American Indian cultural Interpretation Paddle

(Rain Date June 24, 2022) 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 Atlantic Kayak … Read More

RiverPalooza 2022 Slide

RiverPalooza: Harpers Ferry Tubing and Overnight Camp

Join your Potomac Riverkeeper for a fun day of tubing at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers! This is a fun float with some exciting white water on one of the most spectacular sections of the Potomac River, known for its scenic beauty. We will take out at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center (HFAC). … Read More