The Potomac River begins as a small spring at Fairfax Stone in West Virginia, marking the northern corner of a royal land grant to Lord Fairfax in the 17th century. From this trickle, through the mountains of West Virginia and the valleys of the Appalachian Piedmont, beside the nation's ccapitl city, the Potomac River widens to the great historic waterway, fully ten miles from shore to shore at its mouth. Almost 400 miles long, the Potomac River passes through ancient settlements and hunting grounds of natives peoples, land grants to royal colonies, homes of the Founding Fathers, battlefiends of the Civil War and more.
Brent Walls has been an advocate for clean water for over a decade. With an Environmental Science background in fresh water ecology, Brent has brought a valuable scientific perspective to Potomac Riverkeeper since 2009. His experience in water quality sampling has ensured defensible enforcement actions and has been a unique advising asset with local watershed groups. Brent's love of maps and proficiency with Geographical Information Systems has inspired the development of Water Trail maps in the Upper Potomac and has provided PRK with valuable interactive web maps and the creation of a mobile application to report water pollution.
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Williamsport, Maryland 21795-2032