Water Quality Monitoring Training (National Harbor)

Join us for this in-person training to become a certified Community Science Water Quality Monitoring Program Volunteer! During this training, you will learn about Potomac Riverkeeper Networks role in preventing pollution in our watershed & the role of Community Science in our Swimmable Potomac Campaign, learn the field and lab methods for collecting and reading … Read More

Earth Day River Cleanup - Oxon Hill

Oxon Cove Earth Day Cleanup – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We welcome volunteers of all ages to help remove single-use plastics and trash that has accumulated along the shoreline of Oxon Cove and Oxon Run. We are looking for folks to help on a morning shift or afternoon shift, and to help us pack up afterward.

2024 Legislative Priorities in MD & VA

Potomac Riverkeeper Network Legislative Priorities 2024

Maryland Priorities The Clean Water Justice Act SB 653/HB1101 Senator Malcolm Augustine (D-47) Prince George’s County) & Delegate Sara Love (D-16 Montgomery County) The Clean Water Justice Act would help to restore rights lost under the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett v. EPA by giving Marylanders the right to enforce state clean water laws. … Read More

PFAS Protection: Maryland Legislative Session

Water Wednesday: PFAS Protection: Maryland Legislative Session

When we come together, it’s amazing what we can achieve! This Water Wednesday will focus on PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which is a growing list of 12,000+ chemicals found in products like nonstick pans and food packaging, and commonly in firefighting foam often used on military bases and at commercial airports. PFAS … Read More

Press Release

PRKN Joins State of Maryland in Fight Over Raw Sewage Discharges Polluting Oyster Beds

St. Mary’s County’s Wastewater Discharges Violate Clean Water Act, Pollute Oyster Beds, and Harm Watermen and the General Public Washington, DC – January 5 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) has joined the State of Maryland in its lawsuit against St. Mary’s County’s Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) to request an injunction ordering MetCom to cease sewage overflows … Read More

Press Release

NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUE ST. MARY’S COUNTY FOR RAW SEWAGE DISCHARGES POLLUTING OYSTER BEDS

Data Show County’s Wastewater Discharges Violate Clean Water Act, Pollute Oyster Beds, and Harm Watermen and the General Public Washington, DC – October 4 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) today gave formal notice to St. Mary’s County, Maryland that it intends to sue the County Metropolitan Commission (“MetCom”) under the Clean Water Act for persistent … Read More

Press Release

Passage of Legislation Restricting Sale of Toxic Chemicals in Maryland Applauded by Potomac Riverkeeper Network

Legacy Toxins in Carpets, Food Packaging, Firefighting Foam Prohibited Washington, DC – April 21 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) applauds Maryland’s General Assembly for passing the “George “Walter” Taylor Act which prohibits the sale of certain products containing PFAS which Gov. Larry Hogan signed today, PRKN President Nancy Stoner announced today. Said Stoner, PFAS chemicals … Read More

Press Release

Epa Violations Found in Charles County, Maryland During Prkn Compliance Sweep

A recent compliance sweep by Potomac Riverkeeper Network has resulted in the discovery of potential Clean Water Act violations in Charles County by two local businesses and a county wastewater treatment plant. Click below to view detailed facility reports. EPA ECHO Database Reports These links are to a website maintained by the Environmental Protection Agency … Read More

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