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Fred Tutman

Fred Tutman

Patuxent Riverkeeper

Fred Tutman is a grassroots community advocate for clean water in Maryland’s longest and deepest intrastate waterway and holds the title of Patuxent Riverkeeper, an organization that he founded in 2004. He also lives and works on an active farm located near the Patuxent that has been his family’s ancestral home for nearly a century. Prior to Riverkeeping, Fred spent over 25 years working as a media producer and consultant on telecommunications assignments all over the globe. He has taught courses in Environmental Law and Policy at Historic St. Mary’s College of Maryland; and serves as a Graduate Studies Advisor at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt. Fred is the recipient of numerous awards for his various environmental works. He is also the longest serving Waterkeeper in the Chesapeake Bay region, and the only African-American Waterkeeper in the nation.

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