Potomac Whitewater Festival 2011
The 2011 Potomac Whitewater Festival ran smoothly and safely and created lots of smiles on water and on shore, alike! We were handed a gift of great weather to which our event leaders saw awesome runs, enthusiastic participation, much-appreciated sponsorship, and partnerships with the National Park Service, Fairfax and Montgomery Counties and the US Park Police, river conservation colleagues and Bretton Woods Recreation Area. Best of all, our volunteer leaders made it all work darn smoothly: Ashley, Bill, Fern, Ginny, Jason, James, Jen, Jim, John, Julie, Koji, Miki, Nathan, Ned, Peter, Sandrine, Scott, Steve, Tom, Tom, Vicki, and Whit. When you see one of these stellar citizens, give them a shout out!
We thank Isaac at the Washington Post for a terrific snapshot of the river safety program, Great Falls Race and the event.
The event celebrates the Potomac River, and our ability to enjoy it. Help us continue to support and protect American Whitewater’s work regarding access to public lands by attending and helping out with the festival.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2012 Potomac Whitewater Festival!
The Potomac Whitewater Festival is an annual fund raising event that celebrates the Potomac River.
The festival's most dramatic and dazzling event is the Great Falls Race. This downriver race is a quick, adrenaline-packed descent of 60 vertical feet through the Potomac's spectacular class V+ Great Falls. Other festival events include freestyle, wave surfing, and squirt boat competitions, beginner whitewater clinics, attainment, slalom, and boatercross races, and much more.
For the past nineteen years the festival has been supporting American Whitewater, the nations leading advocate for the protection of our whitewater river resources. AW represents paddlers' interests to restore rivers, eliminate water degradation, improve public land management and protect public access for responsible recreational use.