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Monday, June 13, 2011 - 9:17am

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 - 11:46am

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 - 5:04pm

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 - 10:10am

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 - 6:26pm

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...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 3:55pm

Fish NestShenandoah Riverkeeper Jeff Kelbe, who first made a name for himself throughout the region as an accomplished angler and fishing guide, recently sent a "State-of-our-Fish" update out to fellow anglers and friends throughout the watershed. Specifics are deleted to protect the fish, during this spawn season.  Threats to these smallmouth nests still exist,...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 1:17pm

On May 5th, 2011, I took flight from the Cumberland Regional Airport to do an activity assessment of the permitted Marcellus Shale Gas wells in the Potomac River Basin of West Virginia. There were eight sites total to observe, but due to weather conditions and time, only 6 sites were located and observed.

My pilot, John Lawton from Ohio, flew a modified Cessna 172E. The flight took approximately 2 hours and covered 219 miles. The flight was arranged with the organization Light Hawk.

The mission was successful in...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:55am

Cows in the riverOur Green Farms, Clean Rivers Program had a major development this week, with Agricultural Project Manager Alan Lehman reporting that he has surveyed his 1,000th farm in the Shenandoah Valley. Alan has surveyed roughly one out of every eight farms in the Valley, and is a leading...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 11:51am

Jeff at the fish recoveryVolunteers, boy do we have one for you! Ben Hynes is organizing a recovery effort to save fish that have entered the C&O Canal due to the recent high water event. A similar event happened last spring and recovery efforts saved thousands of fish. Shenandoah Riverkeeper Jeff...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 9:19am

Quarries destory communities, rivers, and drinking waterOn June 3, The Last Mountain will debut in Washington, DC's E-Street Cinema. The film...

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