A Tale of Two Rivers

Water Wednesday: A Tale of Two Rivers (Video)

The Potomac River is a haven for many of us. It provides a space for recreation including kayaking, fishing, paddleboarding, and even open water swimming, but is it safe? Urban stormwater, sewage overflows, agricultural runoff, and industrial pollution all threaten the ecology of the River, and the safety of those who recreate on it. We … Read More

Watr Quality Monitoring at Mallows Bay

Water Testing at Mallows Bay

We are really proud to include the National Marine Sanctuary at Mallows Bay as one of our new water testing sites this year. Mallows Bay, the nation’s newest marine sanctuary, is home to the famous Ghost Fleet, the sunken ships from WWI; a favorite spot for kayakers and canoers, it features a unique opportunity to … Read More

Press Release

1st Annual Swimmable Potomac Report Issued by PRKN

POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER NETWORK ISSUES SWIMMABLE POTOMAC REPORT Identifies Where and When The Potomac is Safe For Human Contact Washington, D.C. – July 23 – Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) today released its first annual Water Quality Monitoring Report for the Potomac River, which analyzes the data and results of water sampling at 10 sites along the Potomac … 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

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

DEAN NAUJOKS

DOEE Water Quality Standards, Proposed Rule Comments

Our comments on the Department of Energy and Environment’s (“DOEE”) proposed changes to water quality standards, based on the 2016 triennial review. These comments are submitted by: Anacostia Riverkeeper, Anacostia Watershed Society, Audubon Naturalist Society, Clean Water Action, DC Environmental Network, Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Potomac Conservancy, Potomac  Riverkeeper Network, Rock Creek Conservancy, and Wentworth Green Strategies (collectively “Commenters”). … Read More