Press Release

Troubling Findings of Forever Chemicals in Antietam Creek Announced by Upper Potomac Riverkeeper

High Levels of PFAS Detected in Smallmouth Bass and Creek Waters Washington, D.C. – June 17– Upper Potomac Riverkeeper (UPRK) Brent Walls today announced findings of high levels of PFAS chemicals in fish and water in the Antietam Creek and surrounding region. Said Walls, “Although banned nearly 15 years ago, the presence of these chemicals, … 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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USGS Shenandoah Smallmouth Bass Research Beginning to Find Answers

Shenandoah Riverkeeper began working with Dr. Vicki Blazer, of the USGS National Fish Health Research Laboratory in Kearneysville, WV, during the 2005 Fish Kill Task Force. Since then, we’ve assisted in the lab’s collection efforts and have been the eyes and ears for happenings on the river. The result of this collaboration is a greater … Read More