Potomac River Gala 2012

Sunday, June 10 2012 | 4:00pm--7:00pm
House of Sweden
2900 K Street NW | Washington, DC 20007

House of Sweden Potomac Riverkeeper hosted our Annual Potomac River Gala on June 10th at the House of Sweden. On a gorgeous sunny Sunday we celebrated the Potomac River and our successes in stopping pollution and restoring clean water to our rivers and streams. This year our gala gave a special salute to the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act with special activities highlighting the 3 pillars of the CWA: drinking, fishing and swimming.


We were thrilled to honor Alexandra Cousteau of Blue Legacy with our Protector the Potomac Award.  She sent a special video message announcing she'll be our Photo Credit: Blue Legacynewest Board member. Gala guests also enjoyed her short film, Our Nation's River: A System on the Edge, featuring Potomac Riverkeeper Ed Merrifield.

Ed Merrifield honored Woody Woodrich, a long-time Riverwatcher, with the Volunteer of the Year Award. Jeff Kelble also honored Henry Staudinger with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work to protect human health and our rivers from sewage sludge.

Thank you to all Gala guests, Hosts and Sponsors for helping us raise over $57,000 for the river!

Check out the photos from the event night!


2012 Potomac Gala Hosts & Sponsors

River Protectors

Sally Davidson

River Defenders

Stan & Linn Oaks


River Guardians

Carol & Steve Ackerman
Carole Cavanaugh-Fettig  & Ron Fettig
Avis Ogilvy Moore
Mac Thornton


River Advocates

Valerie Amerkhail * Brent & Terry Blackwelder * Robin & Mike Broder * Peter Bross
Marney Bruce * Linda & Stan Collyer * Harriett Crosby
Larry Gladieux * Paul Hagen & Christine Jahnke * John Holmes
Ed & Donna Merrifield * Pat Munoz * Christina Nichols & Dianne Russell
George Ohrstrom * Andrea & Dendy Young

River Friends

James Abernathy * Liz Birnbaum & Dave Kohls * Ellen & Peter Boer *
David & Kimberly Brock * Alice Bullard * Sara & Jaime Capella * David & Nancy Cartier
Annemargaret Connolly * Dennis Dineen * Barbara & Clem Dinsmore
Jay Eiche & Tanya Harvey *Jim Fary * Stephen Foster * Paul Frey & Maria Freire
Thomas & Elizabeth Goslin * Burr & Elizabeth Gray * Stephen & Barbara Huntoon
Max & Priscilla Noah * Christine Pieper * John Sopko & Nancy Lubin * Robert & Dora Welsh
George Wyeth & Julie Greenberg
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