Water Quality Monitoring Training (National Harbor)

Join us for this in-person training to become a certified Community Science Water Quality Monitoring Program Volunteer! During this training, you will learn about Potomac Riverkeeper Networks role in preventing pollution in our watershed & the role of Community Science in our Swimmable Potomac Campaign, learn the field and lab methods for collecting and reading … Read More

WQM Volunteer Training - Hagerstown, MD

Upper Potomac WQM Volunteer Training

Mark your calendars – May 1 is volunteer water quality monitoring training for the Upper Potomac. It is almost water quality sampling season. Join Brent Walls, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper on May 1 from 5-7 p.m. at Mt. Aetna Retreat Center, 21905 Mount Aetna Rd, Hagerstown, MD for this event. Please share the date and invite … Read More



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


CSO Outfall 29 Dry Weather Events

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

Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks out patrolling with the newly donated Yamaha Motor.

To Our Citizen Science Volunteers

I sincerely want to thank all of you for the amazing work you have done collecting samples every single week and helping to operate our lab on the Sea Dog! The first week in October is the last week we will be sampling in VA and Maryland! We have come a long way since we … Read More

Online training to start on June 9th! 

We have had to make adjustments because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but only so that the important work we do can still get done. We had to cancel the in-person Water Quality Monitoring Training sessions, but we’ve got a solution in online training. There are three modules, whose dates, times, and links we’ll post soon.  … Read More