Storytelling and Design for Good


On September 23, 2012, Benevolent Media presented “Reflections,” a photo sale and fundraiser to celebrate clean water and river conservation.

Proceeds from the evening benefited Potomac Riverkeeper, a nonprofit dedicated to stopping pollution and restoring clean water in the Potomac River, Shenandoah River and their tributaries through community engagement and enforcement.

The event, hosted at the Patagonia retail store in the heart of Georgetown, included light snacks, fresh tonics, music and raffle giveaways, plus a special photo sale, featuring the work of photographers dedicated to using their craft to inspire people to care about our natural water resources.

This special event was held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the nation’s law for protecting our most irreplaceable resource, as well as to raise awareness about the upcoming World Rivers Day, to be observed on the last Sunday of September.

Sunday, September 23
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

1048 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Suggested donation: $10

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Special musical performances by:
Linsay Deming of Sweetbread Jim’s
Organic food and fresh tonics provided by:
MOM’s Organic Market

Raffle prizes generously donated by:
Bee Natural
Founding Farmers
Luke’s Lobster
Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing

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Call for Submissions: Photography for Clean Water

Deadline for entries: Wednesday, September 19, 11:59 p.m.
Eligibility: Open to all water-loving photographers—amateurs and professionals alike!
Theme: “Reflections” on clean water and river conservation.
Questions? Contact

Overview: We invite photographers to submit up to 5 of their best digital photos that inspire people to care about clean water and river conservation. We’ll select the best images to be on display as 8″ X 10″ prints and available for sale as a fundraiser for Potomac Riverkeeper on September 23.

Need inspiration for photos? Join Benevolent Media and Potomac Riverkeeper volunteers for a photo tour and river clean-up along the Georgetown Waterfront Park on Saturday, September 15 at 1:30 p.m. during the Clean Water Act 40th Anniversary Paddle & Rally. Meet us at the Potomac Riverkeeper tent at Wisconsin Ave NW and K St NW. Submit your favorite shots from the day and we’ll consider including them in our photo sale fundraiser.

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