Who Knew? Scientists discover hidden streams in Potomac River watershed

Before there was a capital city on the Potomac or a port in Baltimore; before the Beltways, the suburbs, the strip malls and subdivisions, there were streams – a lot of them, apparently.  Recently, scientists from the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science developed high resolution maps that identify headwater channels throughout the Potomac […]

Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition Launches Monitoring Program

[ylwm_vimeo height=”366″ width=”550″]65323772[/ylwm_vimeo] The Truth Lies in the Data In 2008, several community meetings were held on the Blue Ridge of Jefferson County to help create a vision of these mountain communities in years to come. The meetings were well attended by approximately 350 mountain residents. With the new Chesapeake Bay pollution diet restrictions (TMDL) looming, […]

Preserving the Monongahela

The Downstream Project has been following the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Youth Group as they study environmental stewardship and put our faith into action by actively supporting and advocating for more wilderness area’s in the Monongahela National Forest. Every spring, our group takes a camping trip to Dolly Sods Wilderness Area. We find the wilderness to be […]

EcoVenture Day 23 Webcast

Travis Patterson steps in with a selection of his still photographs for day 23 after George Patterson’s video camera takes a swim on day 22. You can see the full Travis Patterson EcoVenture photo journal here. Good News: The team now has a replacement video camera and will be able to complete posts of the […]

EcoVenture Day 21 Webcast

Allan Thomson of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation shows how sample fish seining can give an indication of the current health of the river in a given location. Today’s efforts yield surprisingly good news.

EcoVenture Day 20 Webcast

The team packs up and embarks for a day on the river. They are joined by Allan Thomson, an environmental educator for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and spend the night camped on the grounds of the Dixon family’s riverside home, the site of the largest Chinquapin Oak in Virginia.

EcoVenture Day 19 Webcast

Day 1 on the river, the team puts in at Port Republic at the northern end of the Shenandoah where the South river joins. Kelley talks about the change of pace from trail to water.

EcoVenture Day 8 Webcast

Travis Patterson reflects on fantastic meals (and real beds) at Skyland Lodge. Why suffer when surrounded by such beauty? The team tags Monarch butterflies before their southward migration.

The Downstream Project proudly presents Shenandoah: Voices of the River

The Downstream Project proudly presents Shenandoah: Voices of the River. Nearly two years in the making, this 52-minute documentary film examines the history, ecology, and beauty of this treasured natural resource—and the potentially devastating impacts on its future. With TDP founder George Ohrstrom as Executive Producer, and just one of a raft of “voices” to […]