Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 4:34pm


Shenandoah Riverkeeper Files Notice of Intent to Sue EPA

for Failure to Address Algae in Shenandoah River

WASHINGTON, DC – Public outcry arose last week over a water ban in Toledo, Ohio due to toxic algae blooms. But the threat from nuisance or toxic algae is not confined to the Midwest. Shenandoah Riverkeeper has worked for four years to push the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to officially recognize severe annual algae blooms...

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 8:53am

Our first year participating in #SwimmableWater Weekend was a success! We would like to thank everyone who participated in this social media awareness campaign. Here at Potomac Riverkeeper, Inc. we support drinkable, swimmable, and fishable water for all of DC, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. We are always humbled to see the memories our work helps to create for folks who adore the water as much as we do! Check out the submissions below:


Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 11:26am



July 11, 2014

Jeff Kelble Named President of Potomac Riverkeeper Inc.

Washington, DC –We are pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of Potomac Riverkeeper, Inc. has unanimously selected Jeff Kelble as our new President, effective July 14, 2014. Potomac Riverkeeper, Inc. is a non-profit conservation organization based in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to stopping pollution and restoring clean...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 9:27am

Check out some our most recent press coverage in 2014 featuring Shenandoah Riverkeeper! Click the PDF link below to view.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 8:29am

Potomac & Shenandoah Riverkeeper is honored to announce its selection for the 2014/15 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington as one of the region’s best community-based charities. This award reflects our status as a highly effective local charity, working to protect the public’s right to clean water in our rivers and streams. 2014 marks the 12th anniversary of the Catalogue for Philanthropy, which has, since 2003, connected caring citizens with...

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 1:35pm

We are proud to have been honored with the 2013 Technological Innovation Award for our Water Reporter App, and our excited to participate in this year's judging panel. Download the app today to get involved in your water! Report pollution or send us your good time. Don't have an iPhone? Report pollution directly online, here....

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 12:44pm
Heavy rain and flooding hit the DC area hard twice in the past month—first, at the tail end of April, and again, just before Potomac Riverkeeper’s spring benefit. Moving our benefit venue from the Potomac Boat Club so that its boats could safely be stored above the flood waters was a minor annoyance compared to what the floods meant for the Potomac, however.
Every year, over 600 million gallons of water mixed with raw sewage pour into the Potomac from DC’s 100-year old combined-sewage overflow (CSO) system.  DC Water, under orders from...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 9:42am

Upper Potomac Riverkeeper, Brent Walls will be unveiling his latest map of Patterson Creek this June. Brent's maps are easy to read, tear-resistant, waterproof, and have important information needed by river users. As part of an ongoing goal to map the entire Potomac Watershed, Brent hopes to reconnect communities with their water and show them all the...

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 10:36am

Our mission is to protect the public's right to clean water in our rivers and streams. We stop pollution to promote safe drinking water, protect healthy river habitats, and enhance public use and enjoyment.

Read our 2014-2016 Strategic Plan



Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 1:27pm

April 14—On April 14th, Potomac Riverkeeper, Earthjustice and a number of other local environmental groups filed comments objecting to DC Water’s request to modify the Long Term Control Plan under which the sewer authority is finally supposed to stop our city’s raw sewage from pouring into the Potomac during rainstorms. While we support the concept of...

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