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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 12:42pm

Vicki Blazer, Protector of the PotomacTickets are selling fast for our 9th Annual Potomac River Gala, which is fast approaching Sunday June 12th in Georgetown. We think a big part of the reason why is Dr. Vicki Blazer, the USGS Fishery Biologist who (accidentally) blew the lid off of the intersex fish phenomenon in...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 11:14am

A Quarry SiteDid you hear about the rumble in West Virginia this fall? It happened after North Mountain Shale, LLC asked West Virginia to mine a quarry in a sleepy, historic town. Hundreds of local residents squeezed into a packed meeting hall until they were turned away, only to return as soon as a second meeting could be organized. The people in came together to...

Monday, May 9, 2011 - 12:00am

Controversial Faulkner Coal Ash Dump Closure Announcement Expected Today

Mirant Reportedly Plans to Announce Closure at Charles County Planning Board Meeting; Long Critical of Site, Environmental Integrity Project and Potomac Riverkeeper Waiting for Details of Mirant Clean-up Plan.

Environmental groups are eagerly awaiting details of Mirant’s plans to clean up a coal ash dump near LaPlata in Charles County that is the focus of an ongoing state enforcement action over illegal discharges of toxic pollutants into Zekiah Swamp, a key part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed....

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 6:10pm

Pollution MapA new report card was released for the Chesapeake Bay this week. It was scored 42% on overall health which, despite being abysmal, is graded C-. WAMU's Eric Skalac wrote about the report card and interviewed Ed.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 12:00am

Update on Ox Paperboard lawsuit and efforts to stop quarry development in Berkeley County, WV, and a profile of our volunteers of the year. Read the newsletter=>

Friday, April 29, 2011 - 10:42am
At breakfast this morning I mentioned to my nine year old that I was especially excited about celebrating Arbor Day this weekend because it would help protect our drinking water! He paused as he popped a gummi bear vitamin into his mouth and then he took the bait. He cautiously began explaining that he knew that trees do alot of things......
Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 12:56pm

You've probably heard about the storms in the south that have claimed more than 200 lives so far. Our local Waterkeepers have been spared, thankfully, but last night a category F4/F5 tornado heavily damaged the home and office of the Hurricane Creekkeeper John Wathen. Much of John's computer and photographic equipment, which he used to tell the world about the 2008 Tennessee Valley Authority ash pond disaster and the 2010 BP oil spill disaster, was destroyed by the tornado.

Waterkeeper Alliance is hosting a donation page to help get John's Office up and running again....

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 10:43am

Good morning! Here's a look at a few of the stories we're reading around the Potomac Riverkeeper offices today:

Our fellow Riverkeeper Chris Trumbauer (West/Rhode) and Erik Michelsen (South River Federation) say that nearly every major environmental policy initiative put...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 4:52pm

Jeff Kelble, Shenandoah Riverkeeper"Cattle have destroyed these streams...I've walked a thousand miles of them. I can tell you they're virtually lifeless." --Jeff Kelble, Shenandoah Riverkeeper.

You may know Jeff Kelble as our Shenandoah Riverkeeper, but did you know that he was actually a fishing guide before he joined us...

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 9:31am

Together with its stakeholders, including DC Water and Potomac Riverkeeper, George Washington University developed eight goals that focus on reducing water consumption and improving water quality, using new technologies and partnering with area groups to meet these goals. GWU unveiled the goals on Earth Day.

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