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POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER INCORPORATED
May 1, 2010

PRK stops pollution by direct confrontation, and if necessary, lawsuits against polluters. Sometimes our precious Potomac needs bold action, and that is us! For example, PRK has lawsuits pending against the largest poultry producers in the Shenandoah Valley. Working with farmers, we have a lighter touch, attempting to persuade them and tap into sources of funding for farm improvements. Closer to DC, we sue sloppy sewage treatment facilities, sue to get better stormwater permitting requirements -- it goes on and on. A lot of organizations talk about cleaner rivers and Bay, but you gotta get down with the polluters and deal with them directly.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am an avid kayaker, canoe camper and fisher. The stuff making its way into the river is scary and disgusting, so reducing it cool.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

PRK is not just talk.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & As a Board member of PRK for seven years, I have served as Vice Chair and for two years as Chair of the Board. Along the way, I a have helped in strategic planning, bylaw and other governance projects, river program projects (such as the Potomac Intercep.