Press Release

A Big Win for Clean Water in the Upper Potomac

Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent Walls’s campaign to clean up toxic “black liquor” emanating from Luke, MD, Verso papermill is now one in the “win” column for him — and for the river. Through some innovative sleuthing with his drone and plain old fashioned persistence, and thanks to top flight legal representation by our friends at … Read More

Press release

Environmental Justice Legal Fellowship Launched by Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Howard University

Washington, D.C. – March 8  – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) and Howard University Law School’s Environmental Justice Center are launching the PRKN Environmental Justice Legal Fellowship, thanks to a generous donation initiated by Dan Murrin, PRKN president Nancy Stoner announced today.  “We thank Dan for his support in making this possible,” she said. “We are … Read More

A Tale of Two Rivers

Water Wednesday: A Tale of Two Rivers (Video)

The Potomac River is a haven for many of us. It provides a space for recreation including kayaking, fishing, paddleboarding, and even open water swimming, but is it safe? Urban stormwater, sewage overflows, agricultural runoff, and industrial pollution all threaten the ecology of the River, and the safety of those who recreate on it. We … Read More

Respect the Shenandoah - Shenandoah Riverkeeper

Respect the Shenandoah Webinar Signup

The Respect the Shenandoah Campaign officially launches on July 1, 2020 with a virtual presentation by Mark Frondorf, Shenandoah Riverkeeper. During this short webinar, Mark will discuss the genesis and goals of the campaign – and why it’s important for all of our supporters to get involved! Water Wednesdays: Respect the Shenandoah Location: Online | … Read More

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DOEE Water Quality Standards, Proposed Rule Comments

Our comments on the Department of Energy and Environment’s (“DOEE”) proposed changes to water quality standards, based on the 2016 triennial review. These comments are submitted by: Anacostia Riverkeeper, Anacostia Watershed Society, Audubon Naturalist Society, Clean Water Action, DC Environmental Network, Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Potomac Conservancy, Potomac  Riverkeeper Network, Rock Creek Conservancy, and Wentworth Green Strategies (collectively “Commenters”). … Read More

Standing Up for the EPA

Since we often rely on Environmental Protection Agency rules and regulatory actions to achieve our goal of protecting the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers from pollution, the Trump administration’s plan to eliminate a quarter of the agency’s 15,000 jobs is deeply troubling. Plans to shrink EPA spending by nearly a third go beyond what could reasonably … Read More