• 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 […]

    Continue reading
  • The Antietam Creek paddle passes under stone arch bridges like this.

    RiverPalooza 2019: A Float Through History on the Antietam 2019

    June 27, 2019​ | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM (Rain Date: July 18, 2019) Join your Upper Potomac Riverkeeper to experience the Antietam as you have never experienced before. History shrouds the Antietam Creek, with the National Battlefield along its banks and the many stone arched bridges that cross the river. Our river guide will join […]

    Continue reading
  • RiverPalooza 2019: Monuments Paddle Trip

    Join your Potomac Riverkeeper for our Monuments Memorial Paddle around Columbia Island. Our guided paddle tour will involve a unique trip up the Boundary Channel of the Potomac River, which separates Columbia Island from the Virginia shoreline, while the main stem of the Potomac surrounds the island on the other three sides. We re-enter the […]

    Continue reading
  • Most of the shipwrecks in Mallows Bay are from World War I.

    RiverPalooza 2019: Mallows Bay (Ghost Fleet) Paddle

    July 17, 2019​ | 01:00 PM – 06:00 PM (Rain Date: August 15th, 2019) Join your Potomac Riverkeeper and REI for a guided and interpretive paddle to learn about the history of the Ghost Fleet on the Potomac. Paul “Sammy” Orlando with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide an overview of the history of […]

    Continue reading
  • The Piscataway paddle involves a trip up the Boundary Channel of the Potomac.

    RiverPalooza 2019 American Indian Cultural Interpretation Paddle

    July 20, 2019​ | 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM (Rain Date: August 17, 2019) This amazing trip is a partnership between Potomac Riverkeeper Network, the Piscataway Kanoi Tribe, and Atlantic Kayak Company. We are honored to have leaders of the Piscataway Kanoi Tribe provide a pre-paddle cultural history presentation, then guide and provide interpretation of cultural […]

    Continue reading
  • The Paw Paw camping trip includes an optional National Park Service tour of the C & O Canal.

    RiverPalooza 2019: Paw Paw Bends Camping Trip

    WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, July 13–14, 2019 (Rain Date: There Will Be No Rain Date for this Trip) Join your Upper Potomac Riverkeeper on RiverPalooza 2019’s 4th annual iconic float through the entrenched meandering bends on the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail near Paw Paw, WV. The Paw Paw Bends are the classic signature of […]

    Continue reading
  • RiverPalooza - Snorkeling girl

    RiverPalooza 2019: Shenandoah Paddle/Snorkel

    July 19, 2019​ | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM When we are paddling we only see the tippy top of the water’s surface. What is going on in the middle of the water column? What’s happening on the bottom? How many fish species do you think you can identify? Want to learn about the critters swimming […]

    Continue reading
  • The Story Behind our Success at Cleaning Up Possum Point Coal Ash

    Possum Point is a sleepy rural mid income community of families and retired military folks who live a simple life along Quantico Creek and the Potomac River. Dan and Patty Marrow, chose to raise their three children on Possum Point Road because they believed it was a safe, wholesome community. Little did they know that […]

    Continue reading
  • We’re Launching the Sea Dog to Help Us Monitor the Quality of the River!

    Washington, D.C. – March 19– Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) today launched the Sea Dog, a 42 foot Chesapeake Deadrise, which will enhance PRKN’s capability to protect and defend the Potomac River and be used to patrol, to do water quality monitoring, and to be a floating classroom for environmental education. Nancy Stoner, PRKN president said, […]

    Continue reading
  • shenandoah river paddlers

    Green and Prosperous Valley Vision: SRK’s Chesapeake Bay Trust Collaboration

    CAMPAIGN INFORMATION: Shenandoah Valley Clean Water Collaboration Creating a Smart, Green, and Economically Prosperous Watershed Potomac Riverkeeper Network has obtained a $100,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust to develop a Shenandoah Valley “Green Vision” through the use of expanded collaborative forums in the Valley that will be focused on increasing wildlife habitat and biodiversity; […]

    Continue reading