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...

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 3:07pm

March 28, 2014


Contact: Brent Walls, Upper Potomac Manager


Cell: 443-480-8970, Office: 304-707-4095


Deer Lodge Mobile Home Park Required to Fix Failing Septic Systems


Potomac Riverkeeper and the owner of the Deer Lodge Mobile Home Park (Park), Marcella Klinger, in Washington County, MD negotiated the terms of a consent decree; which was approved by Magistrate...

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 11:20am
Brent Walls, Upper Potomac River Manager for Potomac Riverkeeper, works to share the beauty and enjoyment of the Potomac’s small tributar­ies in West Virginia to paddling enthusiasts from across the region. For the past year, Brent has been mapping some of the best places for families looking for fun on the water. One such spot is Patterson Creek, a small stream that runs through the farming land­scape of Mineral County, West Virginia, and joins the Potomac River just downstream from Cumber-land, Maryland. 
The Patterson Creek project...
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:59am

Potomac & Shenandoah Riverkeeper is proud to announce that on Thursday, March 27, 2014 Upper Potomac River Manager Brent Walls was officially named Upper Potomac Riverkeeper by Waterkeeper Alliance. As the latest Riverkeeper to join the movement, Brent will help to extend our...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 11:12am
The Potomac River is owned by the state of Maryland yet shares a border with West Virginia for almost half its length. When compared to Maryland, water quality testing standards in West Virginia fall short. Lacking frequent water testing requirements similar to those Maryland has created, for discharge sites with the same volume of pollution being released; West Virginia needs to step up their game to protect the Potomac’s delicate water supply. We are working to establish equal protec­tion in both states from pollution sources which the Potomac River desperately needs to...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:44am

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River Watch Spring XI, I

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 1:24pm

Maryland's House of Delegates recently passed a bill that would set the state on the path to burn nearly all of its waste that isn't recycled. Incineration is the most expensive and polluting method to manage waste or to create energy. It's far ...

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