Monday, June 3, 2013 - 12:26pm


Boyce, VA – Summer is here and Shenandoah Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance have made finding and enjoying that perfect stretch of river a snap. The launch of the Swim Guide, a  free smartphone app (available from App Store, Google Play, or www.theswimguide.org) gives  you the tool to find that perfect swimming hole of fishing spot right at your fingertips.

"The Swim Guide is a way for families and communities to connect with the river by letting people know how to find the public...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 11:26am
Pollution at a Construction Site at the 495 Hot LanesThat is the question we are asking at Shenandoah Riverkeeper. Virginia is taking comments now from the public on this issue and you have until the end of the day, Friday June 7th to let your voice be heard.
Background: For three years developers have had to make their...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 10:48am

Martinsburg, WV. On May 6th, 2013, Potomac Riverkeeper sent a 60 day Notice of Intent to file a Clean Water Act lawsuit to the Berkeley County Public Service Sewer District for discharge violations from three of its facilities. The three waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) have had discharge violations of fecal coliform, ammonia, total suspended solids and biological oxygen demand (BOD) for several years. The facilities are (1) the Woods II WWTP servicing the Woods II subdivision and...

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 2:04pm

First-of-its-kind Facility on East Coast Would Hurt Chesapeake and Hasten Nearby Fracking

WASHINGTON, DC- A  coalition of local, regional, and national groups are objecting to the environmental impacts posed by the proposed Dominion Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal on the Chesapeake Bay, saying the project would hurt the Bay’s economy and ecology, increase air pollution, and hasten fracking and drilling in neighboring states.

The group – Sierra Club, Earthjustice, Patuxent Riverkeeper, Potomac...

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 11:45am

Boyce, VA: Shenandoah Riverkeeper Jeff Kelble gives the “All Clear!” this spring as he continues to monitor the health of the fish in the Shenandoah River system with the help of hundreds of volunteer fishermen. But Kelble reminds us that we’re not out of the woods yet.

Scientists continue to unravel the mystery of the fish kills that occurred in the North and South Fork of the Shenandoah River in 2004 and 2005. Since those kills, the population of highly prized smallmouth bass has recovered completely and fishing has returned to legendary status....

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 2:10pm

An example of fracking within a forestTake Action! Keep Fracking out of George Washington  National Forest!

Our National Forests were set aside to protect drinking water for American citizens and to provide a playground for us to hunt, fish, camp, hike, bike and to enjoy natural places.

In 2011, The US Forest Service rewrote the George...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 11:44am

Thanks to the work of Vicki Blazer and other US Geological Survey collaborators, we are beginning to get a clearer picture of what may cause fish health decline and intersex in the Shenandoah River system. Their most recent paper entitled “Chemical Contaminant in water and sediment near fish nesting sites in the Potomac River basin: Determining potential exposures to smallmouth bass” reveals that chemical contaminant exposure plays a key role in intersex development and possibly fish health...

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 10:19am

On March 15, 2013, Potomac Riverkeeper filed a Clean Water Act complaint in federal court in Maryland to stop ongoing sewage discharges from Deer Lodge Mobile Home Park (Park) located in Washington County, MD. This complaint was filed after six months of inaction by both the State of Maryland Department of the Environment and the mobile home park to remedy the pollution entering a local creek.

In August of 2012, Potomac Riverkeeper sent a Notice of Intent (NOI) to Sue Deer Lodge Mobile Home Park, which is owned and operated by Marcella M. Klinger, LLC. The Park has been discharging...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 9:56am
Anacostia Riverkeeper, Assateague Coastal Trust/Assateague Coastkeeper,
Audubon Naturalist Society, Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper, Clean Water Action,
Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Environmental Integrity Project, Environment Maryland,
Gunpowder Riverkeeper, Food & Water Watch, League of Women Voters of Maryland,
Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, Maryland League of Conservation Voters,
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 1:00am

Shepherdstown, WV -- Potomac Riverkeeper has found that facilities in West Virginia that discharge pollution into the Potomac River often follow standards that are weaker than Maryland’s. This is significant because Maryland has jurisdiction over the Potomac River. In an attempt to require West Virginia discharge permits to be more protective of water quality, Potomac Riverkeeper is filing an administrative appeal of one such permit.

The National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the wastewater treatment facility at the U.S. Department of the Interior...

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