Virginia’s Last Major Source of Untreated Sewage Dumping

January 11, 2017

The City of Alexandria is dumping raw sewage into our waterways - and has been for more than 40 years. Alexandria is not only putting public health at risk, it is also breaking state and federal law. This uncontrolled toxic dumping is not only health hazard to city residents and visitors, but also multiple downstream communities, and undermines the rights of Virginians to drinkable, swimmable, and fishable water.

Nasty Brown liquid discharged from a pipe. Photo credit: Dragana Gerasimoski / Shutterstock

We Must Protect the Potomac River from Toxic Sewage Dumping

August 4, 2016

Every time it rains, the combined sewer systems of Washington D.C. and the City of Alexandria dump untreated sewage into the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers. Although the District has begun projects designed to prevent raw sewage from entering local waterways and rivers, such as holding tunnels, Alexandria recently missed an opportunity to adopt a modern Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) for its own aging sewer system.

Designated Infested Waterway sign / photo: Steve Schultz

Hook the Big One, Not a Wad of Eurasian Milfoil

May 12, 2016

The fishing opener is this weekend and thousands of anglers will be getting out on Minnesota’s lakes and rivers looking to hook the big one! Unfortunately, many lakes and rivers are either infested with or threatened by invasive species. The threat of invasive species is real and smacking us across the face every time we get out and try to enjoy our favorite waterways.