Potomac Riverkeeper Network + Shad Fishing at Fletcher’s Cove

Keeping the Potomac River Clean (and Fishable) with Dean Naujoks

At our next virtual meeting, on Tuesday, April 13th, we welcome Dean Naujoks, with the Potomac Riverkeepers. The organization was founded in 2000 by a group of local community members who saw the need for stronger enforcement of federal, state, and local clean water protections in local rivers through grassroots advocacy and legal action. Riverkeepers are the eyes and ears of the rivers, the voice of the rivers, and the experts in the rivers — protecting the public’s rights to clean water.

Dean’s presentation will discuss investigating and eliminating sources of pollution for a fishable, swimmable Potomac River.

Their mission is to protect the public’s right to clean water in the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and their tributaries. They also stop pollution to enhance the safety of our drinking water, protect healthy river habitats, and enhance public use and enjoyment.

The work of Potomac Riverkeeper Network spans the entire almost 15,000 square mile watershed which flows through four states (Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania) and the District of Columbia into the Chesapeake Bay. The one exception is the Anacostia watershed, which has a separate Riverkeeper program.

PRKN’s programs, activities, and campaigns benefit all of the almost 6 million residents of the Potomac watershed, 75% of whom live in the greater DC metropolitan area, by improving the quality of water they drink, recreate on and in, and use in their daily lives. Visit them online at: potomacriverkeepernetwork.org.

Shad Fishing on the Potomac with Dan Neuland

We will also hear from Dan Neuland at our meeting, who will provide a presentation about shad fishing at Fletcher’s Cove on the Potomac. Dan’s presentation is below if you’d like to download it.

Join us on Zoom: April 13 at 7pm — We’ll email you the link.

By Larry Forte