Special Members Event: "The Potomac River" Book Discussion

The Potomac River

On Thursday, August 9th Potomac Riverkeeper members came together for an evening with Garret Peck, best-selling author of The Potomac River: A History and Guide. Garrett was joined by Potomac Riverkeeper's Whit Overstreet and Sycamore Island Caretaker, Joe Hage as they recounted their adventures on and off the Potomac. Whit and Joe will also discussed their plans for their 2012 Island to Island trip.

"For a history geek like Garrett Peck, who lives in Arlington, it’s the story of America: Invading armies had to cross it, construction materials for the Capitol had to travel on it, new residents had to drink from it (that was possible, once). Having exhausted his first area of expertise—the social history of alcohol, on which he’s already published three books—Peck has just finished a chronicle of and guide to Washington’s primary waterway, all the way from West Virginia to the Chesapeake watershed. Make your next tubing trip a little more educated." - City Paper

Check out Garrett Peck's Webpage. Garrett Peck

Appetizers and refreshments were provided by Clyde's Restaurant along with cupcakes from Red Velvet!

Thank you to everyone who came out for this members event. It was a wonderful evening full of good conversation, great food, and awesome company. If you were unable to attend and want to learn more about our membership benefits or have ideas for future events, please contact Sarah Sorenson at sarah(at)potomacriverkeeper(dot)com