• Investigation Reveals Illegal Activity At Morgantown Coal Plant on the Potomac River

    Washington, D.C. – September 26 – Photographs taken during an aerial patrol by Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) identified illegal handling and storage of toxic coal ash at GenOn’s Morgantown coal-fired power plant, leading to an investigation by the  Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) that found multiple violations of the plant’s Clean Water Act discharge […]

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    We Need a New Public Access Site on the North Fork Shenandoah

    Our rivers are such a source of pleasure as well as giving us our sustaining drinking water. In addition to the latter, though, we strive to increase our access for recreation. Those of us who have the luxury of working on and near the water understand that and those of you who can and do […]

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  • Brent Walls, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper

    PFOA/PFAS – Testing Results

    As part of my work to investigate and remediate pollution in the Upper Potomac, I recently conducted a stream assessment for the presence of PFAS— extremely toxic chemicals — in two tributaries of the Opeqoun creek, Evans Run and Cold Spring Run. The sample sites were the same locations that West Virginia’s Department of Environmental […]

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  • PFAS — What Is It and How You Can Help?

    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that have been around since the 1940s. PFAS has been used various products like teflon cookware, paper cartons, waterproof clothing and in firefighting foam used primarily on airplanes. Similar to other chemicals like PCB, PFOS does not break down and remains in the environment […]

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  • RiverPalooza 2019

    RiverPalooza 2019

    Registration for Riverpalooza is Open! Many of our paddling trips sold out last year so be sure to sign up early. We’re excited to bring you another year of trips with something for everyone – snorkeling, history, family fun, camping, and excitement! RiverPalooza is a season-long annual event designed to provide families and river enthusiasts […]

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    RiverPalooza 2019: RioPalooza!

    [En español]   July 21, 2019​ | 12:00 PM – 06:00 PM (Rain or Shine) Join your Shenandoah Riverkeeper and its partners—the U.S. Forest Service, NorthBay Adventure, Hispanic Access Foundation, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and a diverse community of friends and family on Sunday, July 21 for a celebration of the Shenandoah […]

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    RiverPalooza 2019: Good-Bye Summer Paddle

    WHEN: Saturday, August 24, 2019 Brent Walls, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper; Dean Naujoks, Potomac Riverkeeper; and Mark Frondorf, Shenandoah Riverkeeper, are thrilled to announce this year’s RiverPalooza Goodbye Summer Celebration! Join them and Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) for our exciting whitewater day-long celebration. Thomas Jefferson described the confluence where the Shenandoah merges with the Potomac as […]

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  • Potomac River Clean Up!

    We ask you to sign petitions and write to legislators, but sometimes, we ask you to get your feet wet and your hands dirty. Help Us Keep the Potomac Trash-Free, Join us at National Harbor! Clean-ups will be held every second Saturday of the month from April to September at the Carousel at National Harbor […]

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  • Potomac River Clean Up!

    We ask you to sign petitions and write to legislators, but sometimes, we ask you to get your feet wet and your hands dirty. Help Us Keep the Potomac Trash-Free, Join us at National Harbor! Clean-ups will be held every second Saturday of the month from April to September at the Carousel at National Harbor […]

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  • Potomac River Clean Up!

    We ask you to sign petitions and write to legislators, but sometimes, we ask you to get your feet wet and your hands dirty. Help Us Keep the Potomac Trash-Free, Join us at National Harbor! Clean-ups will be held every second Saturday of the month from April to September at the Carousel at National Harbor […]

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