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TU Speaker: March 13th – Mark Frondorf “Health of the Shenandoah River”

We have the pleasure of hosting Mark Frondorf of Shenandoah Riverkeeper at our next TU Member meeting. He will be discussing the challenges that face the Shenandoah River. If you fish the river or believe in conserving our vital water resources, this is your chance to learn about this extremely important waterway.

All meetings are at 7pm, FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


We’ve moved our meetings to RUBY’S LOUNGE below CLEMENTINES in downtown Harrisonburg, Located at 153 S Main St. Harrisonburg VA 22801. Google maps link here.

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Park in the garage located at 154 S Liberty St. Harrisonburg VA 22801. Google maps link here. Enter the parking garage off of Water, Liberty or Bruce streets.

Clementines has a back entrance accessed by walking out of the parking garage toward S. Main St. and over the bridge. Or you can enter through the front entrance on South Main St.

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More About Mark

Mark joined Potomac Riverkeeper Network in 2015 as the official Shenandoah Riverkeeper. 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 the former president of the Potomac River Smallmouth Club, he successfully lobbied both Virginia and Maryland officials to implement and expand catch and release regulations and he was 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.