Upper Potomac Programs

“Being a Riverkeeper is not just a job, it’s a way of life. For ten years, I have immersed myself in the passion of protecting rivers and streams and I can not imagine doing anything else.” – Brent Walls, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper

Enforcement & Advocacy

PRKN advocates to protect Cacapon River from construction of new KOA Campground

Upper Potomac Riverkeeper and Friends of Cacapon River keep their eye on the pristine Cacapon River. They took a stand to assure the health of the river, riparian buffers, and public access when they issued a statement about necessary protections before authorities grant a permit to construct a new riverside campground.

Program News

Girl in stream with laptop testing acid mine drainage

Acid Mine Drainage Testing in the Upper Potomac 

Oct 17, 2023

During April through November of 2023, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Brent Walls and Catherine Gaudlip, our Hood…

fish survey

PFAS Fish Survey Initiative

Oct 10, 2023

Upper Potomac Riverkeeper Launches PFAS Fish Survey Initiative As part of his PFAS campaign, Brent Walls,…

PRKN Litigation slide 5-8-23

PRKN & Friends of the Cacapon River Urge Caution on Proposed…

May 8, 2023

Emphasize Importance of Adequate Analysis of Sewer Lines Across Cacapon River, Control of Sediment During and…

Action Alert

Urge EPA to add PFOA and PFOS to toxic substance list

Oct 31, 2022

FORM OF LETTER Dear Administrator Regan, I urge you to designate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic…

Press Release

Passage of Legislation Restricting Sale of Toxic Chemicals in Maryland Applauded…

Apr 21, 2022

Legacy Toxins in Carpets, Food Packaging, Firefighting Foam Prohibited Washington, DC – April 21 – Potomac…


Cacapon Riverfest

Mar 31, 2022

Join us for a celebration of the Cacapon River in Capon Bridge, West Virginia. The festival…

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