January Meeting — Mark Frondorf
Now in our 28th Year
November Meeting – Member Night

January Meeting — Mark Frondorf

The featured speaker for our first meeting of 2018 is Mark Frondorf, the official Shenandoah Riverkeeper. He will be speaking to us about the state of the Shenandoah River, an update on the EPA lawsuit (of which PRSC is a co-plaintiff), efforts to address excessive nutrients entering the Shenandoah, the DuPont mercury settlement, and attempts to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

  • WhereVienna Fire Station, 400 Center St South, Vienna, VA 22180
  • When: January 31, 2018 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 for socializing)
Mark Frondorf, Shenandoah Riverkeeper

About Mark Frondorf

Mark joined Potomac Riverkeeper Network in 2015. Having guided on the Shenandoah and Potomac for almost twenty years, Mark Frondorf comes to the Shenandoah Riverkeeper position used to hard work and recognizing the importance of a hands-on approach to protecting our rivers. His passion for the water, combined with his people and analytical skills, honed over 25 years as a think tank senior policy analyst tackling some of the most vexing issues facing our nation, make him ideally suited to defend the Shenandoah against pollution, protect our right to clean water, and promote the recreational use of this beautiful river. Mark was the principal investigator and author of a government study that examined the ocean dumping of U.S. chemical weapons and explored the full-range of issues, challenges and potential solutions to this complex problem.

As a former president of the Potomac River Smallmouth Club (early 1990’s), he successfully lobbied both Virginia and Maryland officials to implement and expand catch and release regulations. He was also instrumental in getting the federal government to revise the Code of Federal Regulations to permit wade fishing on portions of the Potomac. Mark also served on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Atlantic Federation of Fly Fishers. He holds an M.A. from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs.

Please join us and learn more about issues that pertain to our local waterways.

Action Needed: Chesapeake Bay Menhaden

The public comment period expires on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5 pm on what the future of the Chesapeake’s Menhaden population will be going forward. Your Chesapeake Bay Striper anglers know how important the Menhaden population is in supporting a healthy population of Striped Bass in the Bay. Read the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s article, A Historic Opportunity for Fish and Fishermen, and then make sure your voice gets heard by sending an email to comments@asmfc.org (Subject line: Draft Amd. 3) — so it’s not just the voice of the factory trawlers hoovering up every Menhaden they can that is heard.

Additional background information and the full text of the Atlantic Menhaden Draft Amendment 3 is available from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.