Media from around the Basin — March 3, 2023

Find news about restoring blue crabs, the C&O Canal, and other areas in this week’s Potomac News Reservoir.


Considerations for Monitoring Microplastics in the Non-Tidal Potomac River

ICPRB has recently published a new white paper, Considerations for Monitoring Microplastics in the Non-Tidal Potomac River. The paper explores the feasibility of a microplastic monitoring program in the nontidal Potomac basin. It was written as part of ICPRB’s 2022 Clean Water Act Section 106 Potomac Basin Water Quality Improvement grant, which included an activity to “assist water suppliers in VA, MD, and DC in developing microplastic sampling and analysis methodologies and conduct field sample collection.”

ICPRB Business Meeting on March 7, 2023

The ICPRB will virtually hold its first quarter business meeting on March 7, 2023. Commissioners will be updated on ICPRB efforts to enhance drinking water supply resiliency, the successful Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee meeting, and a presentation on the 30th Anniversary of the Colonial Pipeline Spill on the Potomac. The public is invited to view the virtual meeting. Please Contact Us for more information on how to attend.

April 1: Walk in the Woods: Let’s be Smart About Winter Salt

Join a beautiful spring hike to learn about stream monitoring and what you can do to protect our waterways from excessive winter salt.