Bobby Whitescarver Named Chesapeake Champion

(Watch Bobby Whitescarver’s inspiring, and entertaining, acceptance speech. Shot in HD, so be sure to select.) Hats off to our partner and stalwart board member, Bobby Whitescarver, for being honored by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as the Watershed Champion of the Year for 2016. Bobby accepted the award at the Alliance’s 45th anniversary […]

Mike Murdock Joins The Downstream Crew

Mike Murdock brings over thirty years experience as a still photographer, videographer, editor, and producer/director to The Downstream Project. Mike has won several regional and national awards including 3 ITVA Awards, 12 Telly Awards, 2 Videographer Awards, a Cine Golden Eagle, an EMMY nomination for editing and an EMMY award for Cinematography.

Join Us, Downstream, at the Fest!

Watermelon Park, site of the River & Routes Festival is technically upstream from our Berryville VA, headquarters, but the Downstream Project will be there in person, mind, and spirit. Join us for great tunes by the David Grisman sextet and a host of others. Stop by our tent and get a Project update and sign […]

What’s clean water worth? The bottom line says billions

How much is clean water worth to you? Some of its benefits are incalculable – can you really put a dollar value on good health, a memorable fishing trip, or a babbling brook? But this week, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation tried. They looked at eight natural benefits that would be enhanced if the Chesapeake Clean […]

Water pollution? There’s an app for that.

Downstream Project Executive Director (and Rotarian) Bill Howard invited Upper Potomac River Manager for the Potomac RIVERKEEPER, Brent Walls, to speak at the Shepherdstown, WV Rotary Club breakfast last week, where Brent announced the Water Reporter —a new iPhone and iPad app (Android coming soon) that lets you report pollution as soon as you see it.   […]

Chesapeake Bay: Making the Grade

We’re getting there. That’s the message from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and the Choose Clean Water Coalition, which released their report card on pollution control in the Chesapeake Bay watershed this past week. But, not surprisingly, we’ve still got a long way to go. This week’s report card reflects progress made since 2009 when […]