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The politics of water: Keeping the Potomac

Delete this post Submitted by SteveL on 09/Feb/2018


While this is not paddling related, we all live downstream. There are plenty of conservation issues like intersex fish, agricultural run off, coal ash discharges from the Commonwealth of Virginia, and other challenges to maintaining a healthy aquatic ecosystem in the free-flowing and tidal Potomac--also known as "The Peoples River."

You may be interested in this event if you care about healthy fisheries and a healthy environment.

The Weinberg Center in Frederick is a very nice venue.


Join us on February 10 in Frederick, Maryland for the showing of Frederick’s Best of Fest Student Award Winner film, Keeping the Potomac: The Politics of Water at the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 6:00 pm followed by a discussion with the student filmmakers, Shenandoah Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf and Potomac Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks. There will be great live music from Sally Mae Foster, and a beer tasting with Flying Dog Brewery.

The film, featuring Brent, Dean, and Mark, looks at efforts to stem agricultural nutrient pollution along the Shenandoah River in Virginia and West Virginia, a major tributary to the Potomac; a pipeline in Allegany County, Maryland that pumps effluent from a Westernport wastewater treatment plant into the upper Potomac River; and coal ash disposal ponds at Possum Point Power Plant in Dumfries, Virginia and their impact on the lower Potomac.


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