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Crisis in the Shenandoah – Harmful Algal Blooms Put River at Risk

River Users, Pets and Wildlife at Risk Washington, D.C. – August 9 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Shenandoah Riverkeeper called on the Department of Environmental Quality and Virginia Department of Health to expand water testing in the Shenandoah River and to develop enforceable standards for deadly cyanotoxins found in blue-green algae in the river, in … Read More

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

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Cancellation of Atlantic Coast Pipeline Hailed by Shenandoah Riverkeeper

Years of Diligent Advocacy Yields Major Victory Ending Environmentally Dangerous and Unnecessary Pipeline Washington, D.C. – July 6 – Shenandoah Riverkeeper and Potomac Riverkeeper Network enthusiastically applaud the cancellation by Dominion Energy and Duke Energy of their Atlantic Coast Pipeline project which would have impacted pristine Shenandoah River headwater streams and crossed miles of national … Read More

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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

Executive Review: 2019 Mid-Atlantic Smallmouth Bass Health Assessment

SHENANDOAH RIVERKEEPER SPONSORED MID-ATLANTIC SMALLMOUTH BASS HEALTH ASSESSMENT Thursday, 8 August 2019 Mather Training Facility, Harpers Ferry, WV Executive Summary Anglers, fishing guides and fisheries biologists all have noticed a precipitous decline in the number of smallmouth bass inhabiting our Mid-Atlantic rivers over the past few years. Where have these fish gone and is this … Read More

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Green and Prosperous Valley Vision: SRK’s Chesapeake Bay Trust Collaboration

CAMPAIGN INFORMATION: Shenandoah Valley Clean Water Collaboration Creating a Smart, Green, and Economically Prosperous Watershed Potomac Riverkeeper Network has obtained a $100,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust to develop a Shenandoah Valley “Green Vision” through the use of expanded collaborative forums in the Valley that will be focused on increasing wildlife habitat and biodiversity; … Read More

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RIVERPALOOZA 2018 Kick-Off Set for June 2

RiverPalooza is back with fun and breathtakingly beautiful river outings!  Help us kick-off this year’s celebration by joining us in historic Harpers Ferry, perhaps the most scenic place along the entire Potomac River, for a fun day on the river and then enjoy post-float festivities (optional camping) at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center (HFAC) to commemorate … Read More

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RiverPalooza is Back With Fun and Breathtaking River Outings!

River paddle trips ranging from bird watching, fishing and snorkeling on the Shenandoah to overnight camping on the Potomac’s beautiful Paw Paw Bends are just some of the events scheduled for this year’s Potomac Riverkeeper RiverPalooza June 2– July 27!  The two month long event is is a great opportunity for families and river enthusiasts to … Read More

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Shenandoah River Report!

A lot has happened since we last spoke at the end of September. The DuPont company, the Virginia Department of Natural Resources and the US Fish and Wildlife reached a settlement on the DuPont mercury spill.  DuPont agreed to pay $42 million to help clean up the South River and the South Fork of the … Read More

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Potomac Riverkeeper Network Welcomes Nancy Stoner as its New President

Washington, DC – March 29 – Nancy Stoner, Water Program Director and Senior Fellow at Pisces Foundation, has been named President of Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN), Nick Kuttner, Chairman of the Board, announced today.  “Since PRKN was founded in 2002, we have grown and strengthened our mission to protect the public’s right to clean water:  … Read More