Just because your boat is all wrapped up and winterized doesn’t mean you can’t have fun along the river. There’s still a bunch of waterfront events in February and March that should be interesting enough to coax you out of the basement and into the “Big Room.” One of theContinue Reading

Even though we are in the grips of winter’s harsh icy fingers, we still need things to do in the boating offseason. Of course there’s always boat porn (boats.com, boattrader.com, yachtworld.com, etc), but sometimes it’s good to get out of the basement and into the real world. To that end,Continue Reading

Up the Occoquan River from the Potomac in Woodbridge, there’s a rather large marina called Prince William Marina. Every year they put on a Christmas Boat Lighting Show for the general public. This year it will be held on December 9. If you’ve never been to one of these before,Continue Reading

Not everything in the winter season sucks! Each year around this time, we look forward to the holiday boat parades! This year the annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights, and the The District’s Holiday Boat Parade will happen at the same time – Saturday, December 2. Those tough soulsContinue Reading

Each year, the good folks at Prince William County Police Department host a Polar Plunge – an event that benefits Special Olympics Virginia. If this is new to you, here’s how it works: The idea is that you register, either as yourself or a team, and fundraise for Special Olympics.Continue Reading

If you’ve been boating on the Upper or Middle Potomac River, you know that one of the biggest downers is having to continuously clean out your generator’s strainer. One of the biggest perpetrators of a clogged strainer is the dreaded hydrilla. This stuff rises up out of the deeps aroundContinue Reading

We don’t really understand it, but many folks think that the boating season is between Memorial Day and Labor Day, then it’s time to start winterizing. That’s just crazy talk! Some of the best boating is in the fall. Think about it: The fall season around here tends to beContinue Reading

The Potomac Riverkeeper Network‘s mission is to protect the public’s right to clean water in the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and their tributaries. They stop pollution to enhance the safety of our drinking water, protect healthy river habitats, and enhance public use and enjoyment. This year, they celebrate World RiversContinue Reading