This week at Potomac Riverkeeper Network we are commemorating Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved individuals in the U.S.  Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19th and is known as the day of freedom and liberation.  The start of Juneteenth originated in Texas when in 1865 it was announced by the U.S. Major General … Read More


Today at Potomac Riverkeeper Network, we celebrate the beauty of the Earth and continue the fight to keep it clean and safe for people and wildlife everywhere. We join with people around the world to recognize the role we play in climate disasters and to begin to take accountability for these issues. I love Earth … 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

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