As we celebrate Black History Month this February, we naturally would like to think about the progress we, as a nation, have achieved. But we still need to focus on the work yet to be done to right historic wrongs. For example, are you a resident of the District of Columbia and want to swim … Read More
Join DC water quality experts Jonathan Champion and Alicia Ritzenthaler from DC’s Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE), and Potomac Riverkeeper, Dean Naujoks, for a town hall discussion of swimming opportunities in the Potomac River in DC. We will discuss why swimming was banned in DC rivers in 1971 and why it is now high time to lift that ban.
Imagine you are out paddling along the shores of the Lower Potomac River, enjoying a crisp but sunny fall day. You can feel the warmth of the sun on your shoulders as you paddle your kayak or SUP, and are admiring the sounds of the Canada Geese flying overhead signifying the arrival of fall. Suddenly … Read More