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PRK protects and restores water quality in the Potomac and its tributaries.

Potomac Riverkeeper, Inc. (PRK) is a non-profit organization that protects and restores water quality in the Potomac River and its tributaries through community action and enforcement. Our goal is to spread awareness of the pollution threatening our rivers and streams, and to use all means available to make them cleaner.

Our goals are shared by a wide variety of people. Across the watershed, commercial fishermen and fishing guides are losing their businesses, anglers are losing their hobby, and kayakers are losing their venue. And everyone is losing access to clean drinking water. These groups of people all want a cleaner Potomac, and many of them support PRK's mission. PRK works for everybody living, working, or playing on the Potomac. We invite you to become involved and help us make healthier rivers and streams a reality.

Virginia Power Plant Loses Emissions Claim
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
By NICK DIVITO

A coal-fired power plant in Virginia lacks standing to challenge state environmental laws that it claimed would force it out of business, the 4th Circuit ruled.
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WVa board affirms sewer waste loads
Written by Damien   
Monday, 17 August 2009

The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Environmental Quality Board has affirmed new sewage treatment requirements aimed at cleaning up tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay.

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Citizens are hot about more than health care
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 17 August 2009
It was standing room only last night at the town hall meeting in Annapolis, and the crowd was hot. Feelings ran high.
Last Updated ( Monday, 17 August 2009 )
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Protecting Dyke Marsh
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 10 August 2009

By Gerald A. Fill, Mount Vernon Gazette

 

National Park Service allocates $500,000 to fund an environmental impact assessment of the marsh. Friends of Dyke Marsh are planning a 50th anniversary celebration on Oct. 4 to commemorate the passage of federal legislation designating Dyke Marsh as a National Wildlife Preserve.

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The Potomac River watershed is home to cities, farms, and forests. Its geographical diversity is matched only by its diversity of wildlife. Potomac Riverkeeper, through all of our enforcement and community actions, is working to maintain this diversity and keep our watershed pristine and beautiful. Click on the pictures to get more information from ZipcodeZoo.com.  

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