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“Party on the Pier!”

Saturday, September 25, 2021

PRKN’s Annual Benefit Gala

Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s Annual Gala has SOLD OUT. Please view the link below to watch the livestream if you’d still like to participate!

Last year’s first-ever Virtual Gala was a huge success – you tuned in and together we raised $200,000 to support clean water in the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers!

We are very pleased to be able to return to an in-person gathering, which we will do OUTDOORS this year to enhance safety, and we will still have a virtual aspect to suit everyone’s tastes. How could we possibly outdo last year’s success you might ask?

We have lots of great surprises in store for a 2021 Gala you won’t want to miss. This year, we will “Party on the Pier”, under tents, but still outdoors – on the Dockmaster Building District Pier, at The Wharf Washington, DC. And, our research vessel, MV Sea Dog will be joining us! If you haven’t been able to come aboard to see our state-of-the-art water quality monitoring lab, this is your chance!

We will also showcase our first-of-its-kind, in-river freshwater mussel nursery, with a special prototype cage developed in partnership with Peterson Companies and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. You will see the progress of our 50 Million Mussels project, harnessing the pollution filtering capabilities of native freshwater mussels to put some “mussel” back in the river. The “before and after” impact of mussels on dirty water is absolutely amazing.

And we’ll have fun, too. A Potomac Riverkeeper Network Gala always has music, dancing, inspiring stories of the work the Riverkeepers do, and general frivolity. Mark your calendar for September 25, 2021 and come “Party on the Pier!”

Gala Program:

Check In & Reception ~ Hors D’Oeuvres, Raw Bar, and Cocktails
Introductory Remarks (Live Streamed) 
Live Auction & Mission Rally (Live Streamed)
Awards Program (Live Streamed) 
Dessert and Dancing ~ Music by The Thrillbillys