Shenandoah Riverkeeper 2020 Member Meeting Presentation

Slide Presentation from the 2020 SRK Annual Member Meeting

About 50 participants were on hand to enjoy this year’s Shenandoah Riverkeeper Member Meeting — a great success, in spite of Covid restrictions. Our guests were an attentive audience as Mark described this year’s successes — reflected more thoroughly in these slides — and they enjoyed a Bike and Hike in glorious weather and surroundings, … 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

kid jumping into river

Swimming in Solitude (Safely)

Getting out to enjoy natural bodies of water has long been a staple of summer recreation. On an oppressively hot summer day, there is no better way to get outdoors and escape the heat than by taking a dip. I have many fond memories of summer days spent swimming, tubing, wading, and just lounging in … Read More


My three week, 300 mile paddle trip down the Potomac River. Check out pictures from the trip on our Facebook Page. Day 1 The Kickoff Paddle launched in Cumberland, almost 200 miles upstream from Washington DC, on Saturday September 19th.  A small group joined me, Brent Walls our Upper Potomac Riverkeeper and his three daughters, … Read More