Harpers Ferry rock climbers worry closures could set precedent for future access

HARPERS FERRY, West Virginia – “This is not how the Park Service is supposed to work.” That’s according to Eric Murdock, policy director for the Access Fund, a rock climbing advocacy organization that has worked with land managers all over…

Local paddling group wins battle with government over Potomac River

President Trump loves golfing, and when he does it locally, it can affect some D-M-V residents. The Canoe Cruisers Association has been paddling on the Potomac for years, but when the president golfs at his course across the river in Sterling, Virginia, paddling on the Potomac came to a stop because of a security ban on activity on the river. The CCA fought for their river back, and won, and celebrated back on the Potomac.

Pipeline protesters take frustrations to Hogan’s doorstep

Scores of environmentalists gathered Thursday night in Annapolis to protest a “Potomac Pipeline,” citing inaction on the part of the state in properly vetting the environmental impact of a project that would transport fracked natural gas under the Potomac River.

360-degree river maps: Tool for travelers, environmentalists

The Chesapeake Conservancy, in collaboration with 360-degree mapping company Terrain 360, are creating a virtual riverview tour of the Patuxent River. Terrain 360 founder, Ryan Abrahamsen, was out on his custom pontoon boat mapping the river Sept. 26.

For some veterans, rehab means a kayak on a raging river

WASHINGTON – Lonnie Bedwell had just 14 days of whitewater kayaking experience before he paddled the entire length of the Colorado River in 2013 — a 226-mile stretch through the Grand Canyon, home to some of the most dangerous rapids…

Maryland & D.C. team up to clean Anacostia River

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker met Thursday to sign the Anacostia Accord. The Accord is part of a larger effort by to restore water quality throughout the watershed.

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