Fletcher's Cove Cleanup Confirmed

Fletcher's Cove Cleanup Confirmed

THE CLEANUP DATE IS CONFIRMED and will take place on 1/26/2019.

It’s recommended that you dress for very cold weather. Due to the shutdown and season, facilities on site are very limited. Bottled water, snacks and a warming station will be provided.

Work Plan for Fletchers Cove Clean Up Day on Saturday January 26th

If you have selected a team assignment and arrival time you are good to go. If you have not selected a team/arrival time or you are a new volunteer sign up here.

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Local anglers highlighted in The Drake Magazine

Local anglers highlighted in The Drake Magazine

Local anglers Austin Murphy of the Potomac River Snakehead TournamentRob Snowhite, and Trent Jones were featured in the Summer 2016 Drake Magazine article titled "Scourge of the Potomac".

THERE ARE MANY SLIMY and unappealing things in Washington, D.C.—politicians, attorneys, lobbyists—but flyfisher Austin Murphy is interested in just one: the northern snakehead, also known as the Potomac Pike or the fearsome-sounding Frankenfish, named for its seemingly unnatural ability to move on land, live for days out of water breathing air, secrete mucus from its thick skin, and eat just about anything it can fit in its mouth.
“I’m obsessed with them,” Murphy says. It’s true, even his Twitter handle is Snakehead Slayer. Murphy works the weedy, shallow tidal waters of the Potomac River and its tributary creeks, poling a skiff and sight-fishing with an 8- or 9-weight. He compares catching snakeheads on the fly to taking a permit or musky, in terms of difficulty and approach.
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Has Dominion's Political Power Clouded The Fight Over Coal Ash? | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Has Dominion's Political Power Clouded The Fight Over Coal Ash? | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU Public Radio Reports Dominion paid for Virginia DEQ Director, David Paylor to attend Masters Tournament and paid $1200 bar tab, yet Paylor remains silent on Dominion 27.5 million gallon coal ash waste water dump Director said never happened.

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Florida coastal environments are collapsing - Orlando Sentinel

Florida coastal environments are collapsing - Orlando Sentinel

I got a chance to fish with Capt. Alex and friend "Redfish Chuck" Levi while in northern Florida this past December.  One of the issues we encountered was dirty water and poor water visibility.  We really needed to head downriver to find some clean water.  Both Chuck and Alex told me about the cleanliness of the river, of the problems with the dying manatee grass and lack of submerged aquatic vegetation, and how it was affecting the fishery.  It was apparent then, and has gotten progressively worse.

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Dominion Gets Approval For Coal Ash Waste Dumping In James River

Dominion Gets Approval For Coal Ash Waste Dumping In James River

This needs to stop NOW. Dominion Virginia Power gets permit from theWater Control Board to discharge coal ash wastewater just 60 miles upstream of the Richmond, VA water intake, supplying drinking water to over 214,000 residents. This should make your blood boil! Coal ash wastewater contains trace quantities of heavy metals and other elements of toxins, including lead, mercury, arsenic, boron, selenium, and thallium.

If reading about Flint, MI wasn't enough, they're pushing to do it again in a neighborhood nearest you! Write to your Congressperson!

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Dominion permitted to drain coal ash into Potomac River

Dominion permitted to drain coal ash into Potomac River

The Virginia State Water Control Board got this wrong BIG TIME - write to your congressman and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality that dumping coal ash into the Potomac River at Possum Point is BAD FOR THE HEALTH OF THE RIVER AND RESIDENTS!

http://www.bayjournal.com/…/breaking_dominions_permit_to_dr…

Please support Potomac Riverkeeper Network and call your congressman!

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