Updates

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 11:23am

 Shenandoah Riverkeeper Shenandoah Riverkeeper Jeff Kelbe was just interviewed for National Public Radio's "The Voice", as part of the Good Water series.  We invite you to listen for yourself, share it...

Monday, June 27, 2011 - 11:44am

Ed Merrifield, President and Potomac Riverkeeper

It is true that your membership allows us to literally be on-the-river with the Riverkeeper boat and on-the-ground working with communities to stop river pollution. But your membership also provides Potomac...
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 2:21pm

Take Action Now!I’m at the Waterkeeper Alliance conference in Chicago and have learned that Capitol Hill is busy assaulting environmental laws that protect your drinking water and your local waterways. I’m taking a break from the conference to ask for your help to stop these bills. These...

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 9:25am

North Mountain Shale Quarry PermitEarlier this month, Brent Walls and I were in Martinsburg, WV fighting a shale quarry that’s proposed for North Mountain (in the eastern panhandle of WV). It’s a beautiful area, full of great, historic communities and wonderful people.

We had seven lawyers with us (yep, seven). We also had experts...

Monday, June 20, 2011 - 4:25pm

Kris Unger at the 495 HOT Lanes SiteOne year after a judge ordered highway engineering firm Fluor-Lane LLC to correct pollution problems at its 495 HOT Lanes construction site in Annandale...

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 8:17am

Yesterday, we held our 9th Annual Potomac River Gala on the banks of the river. House of Sweden was the perfect setting for Potomac Riverkeeper members to celebrate the river and to recognize recent accomplishments. Dr. Vicki Blazer was the recipient of our Protector of the Potomac award. Congressman Jim Moran was on hand to present the award. Rep. Moran praised Vicki’s unyielding determination to find answers to the intersex fish problem in our rivers. Moran noted the intersex fish are our “canary” – a warning that there is something wrong in our rivers and he said...

Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 10:46am

Bid on this item during our live auction!The Potomac River Gala is 10 days away. Do you have tickets yet? They're selling fast! In anticipation of the good times on Sunday, June 12th, we are listing our Top 10 Reasons YOU Should Come to the Potomac River Gala.

And the reasons are...

#10...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 4:04pm

Dr. Vicki Blazer, Protector of the PotomacDr. Vicki Blazer will receive Potomac Riverkeeper’s “Protector of the Potomac” award at a June 12th ceremony near the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, DC.  Blazer is the USGS fish pathologist responsible for...

Friday, May 27, 2011 - 9:10am

Now with the season finale of the Apprentice over and confirmation that Mr. Trump will not be running for President we hope that he will have more time to devote to replanting the the trees that his Trump National Golf course clear-cut last summer along the shore of the Potomac above Seneca Breaks and the Fairfax County water intake. Loudoun County does not have rules protecting the river shoreline from this type of destruction by landowners. Potomac Riverkeeper is collaborating with several river groups to push the county to pass stronger protections. The following is a video clip from a...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 5:26pm

CallevaBack to Camp means a healthier Potomac!

It’s May and summer camps across the region are putting together final details in preparation for the onslaught of fortunate summer campers – kids who proudly announce at the breakfast table how many hours are left of their “school...

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