Our Riverwatcher Program enables volunteers, like you, to effectively monitor and report pollution on the Potomac River, the Shenandoah River and all the tributaries. We will show you what to look out for while you’re out on the river, which pollution issues are prevalent for our watershed and how you can report pollution. Being a Riverwatcher is an easy way to help us make our rivers and streams safer to swim, fish and drink. Click here to get more details from a Riverwatcher volunteer.
Our trainings include a demo of our new iPhone app -- The Water Reporter! Download it today!
If you’re interested in attending a Riverwatcher training, please SIGN UP here and indicate which date you are interested in!
Fall 2013 Trainings
Thursday, September 26, Desert Rose Cafe, Williamsport, MD, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, with Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance
Sunday, October 20, Harbor Patrol, 550 Water Street, Washington, DC, 10:00am - noon
Tuseday, October 29, Allegany Museum, Cumberland, MD, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, November 7, The Granary, Berkeley Springs, WV, 7:00pm - 9:00pm -- with Sleepy Creek Watershed Association
You don't need a training to help us. If you see pollution while you're out on the river, just take a picture and send it to us -- either by email, webform or The Water Report app. If you couldn't take a photo, we still would like to hear from you immediately. The sooner the better.
- Send us an email keeper(at)potomacriverkeeper.org or give us a call 202-222-0707, telling us the location of where you were and a description of what you saw.
- If you're in the Upper Potomac, call Brent Walls (304) 707-4095 or email brent(at)potomacriverkeeper.org.
- If you're on the Shenandoah River, call Jeff Kelble (540) 837-1479 or email jeff(at)shenandoahriverkeeper.org.
Always remember -- No Trespassing on private property. Stay on public right of ways when observing and taking photos. Do not take photos of people or private homes.
For information on how your group or organization can get involved, please email volunteer(at)potomacriverkeeper.org.