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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:20pm
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 - 11:59am

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 - 12:12pm
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 - 11:44am

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 2:24pm

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 ...

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 2:22pm

On March 10, at the urging of concerned environmental groups, DC Water  announced a 30-day extension to the public comment period on their proposed modification to the Long Term Control Plan--a court order that environmental groups won after ten years of litigation, requiring DC Water to finally stop DC's sewage from overflowing into the Potomac River during storms. DC Water is proposing to replace the solid [gray infrastructure] plan it has been ordered to implement by the court with a hybrid approach...

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 12:15pm
 
METRO AREA WATER SUPPLIER SUED FOR CLEAN WATER ACT VIOLATIONS THAT ARE CAUSING SIGNIFICANT POLLUTION TO THE POTOMAC RIVER AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
 
More than 30 Million Pounds of Sediments and Aluminum Dumped in 4 Years: PotomacRiverkeeper and Chesapeake Bay Foundation File Complaint in Federal Court against WashingtonSuburban Sanitary Commission for Illegal Discharges and other Violations of the Clean Water Act
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.///February 12, 2014///...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 4:36pm
Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Sends Stormwater Permit Back to Maryland Department of Environment
Decision states that the permit lacks clarity, doesn’t fulfill clean water requirements
                                               
Washington, D.C.///November 21, 2013/// — Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Ronald B. Rubin ruled on Wednesday that a permit issued by the Maryland Department...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 4:10pm
Earlier this month, Potomac Riverkeeper was honored as the recipient of 501cTECH’s 2013 Technology Impact Award in recognition of our recently launched Water Reporter app for the iPhone. The Water Reporter is an easy-to-use app that people can use to report basic information on water pollution or water activity. For instance, have you ever been out on the water and seen pollution and wanted to report it to someone? Or did you find a great swimming hole or fishing spot and wanted to let your friends know? Well now there’s an app for that!
 
Potomac...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 3:39pm
MAJOR POTOMAC RIVER AND CHESAPEAKE BAY POLLUTION:  WATER FILTRATION PLANT FOR MONTGOMERY AND PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTIES FACES POSSIBLE LAWSUIT FOR CLEAN WATER ACT VIOLATIONS  
 
More than 28 Million Pounds of Sediments and Aluminum Dumped in Less Than 4 Years:  Potomac Riverkeeper and Chesapeake Bay Foundation Announce Notice of Intent to Sue Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission for Illegal Discharges 
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.///November 13, 2013///The Washington Suburban Sanitary...
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