Online training to start on June 9th! 

We have had to make adjustments because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but only so that the important work we do can still get done. We had to cancel the in-person Water Quality Monitoring Training sessions, but we’ve got a solution in online training. There are three modules, whose dates, times, and links we’ll post soon.  … Read More

Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Training

Making the Potomac Swimmable Again – Citizen Science Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program Has Started

To achieve our mission of improving recreation access, our Water Quality Monitoring Program is a key component of the Swimmable Potomac Campaign. We rely on a dedicated team of volunteer community scientists who are rigorously trained by Potomac Riverkeeper and other skilled and knowledgeable professionals. The volunteers conduct weekly water sampling and testing from a … Read More

Press Release

Potomac Riverkeeper Network Files Notice of Intent to Sue Charles County Board of Public Works

Mattawoman Wastewater Treatment Plant Sewage, Nutrient and Sediment Discharges Violate the Clean Water Act Washington, D.C. – November 14 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) today filed a Notice of Intent to sue Charles County, Maryland’s Board of Public Works in federal court for the ongoing unlawful discharges of wastewater from the county’s Mattawoman Wastewater Treatment … Read More

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Potomac River Oil Spill – February 2016

October 31, 2016 update: Dominion Virginia Power agreed to pay a $260,000 fine for two mineral oil spills earlier this year, including one this one that fouled a stretch of the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., and another one on a tributary of the Shenandoah River. In early February, Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks began to … Read More