In the Shenandoah Valley and the Upper Potomac region, there are thousands of farms, large and small, mostly poultry and cattle. The Green Farms, Clean Rivers Program focuses on improving the environmental practices of small, unregulated farms throughout the watershed area.
Potomac Riverkeeper works to stop pollution and restore clean water in the Potomac River, which is the source of drinking water for almost six million people. Over the last decade, their call for clean drinking water has reached millions of community members living in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Their staff of Riverkeepers and managers work with communities to identify local pollution problems and to help citizens become involved with making it better.
They also stand up to the large-scale polluters that send tons of pollution into their water supply each year. Potomac Riverkeeper enforces the Clean Water Act and other environmental laws to stop polluters from destroying their drinking water source and to clean up existing pollution. Dollar for dollar, pound for pound, no organization has been more effective in removing pollution from rivers and streams.