Fred Tutman

Before founding the Patuxent Riverkeeper organization, Fred Tutman spent nearly 25 years as a media producer and consultant on assignments all over the globe. As a volunteer activist, he has been involved in many civic causes related to conservation of the region’s waterways and has long been a zealous presence in zoning and planning causes aimed at preserving rural lands along the Patuxent River. After learning of the Waterkeeper movement while a mid-life law student, Fred became the 165th Riverkeeper in the world in 2004. In addition to his duties on the Patuxent, Fred teaches Environmental Law and Policy at St. Mary’s College of MD and serves on the Board of several environmental organizations . Fred lives and works on an active farm that has been in his family since the 1920’s and enjoys doing trail maintenance in his spare time. Fred appears frequently in the media for his work on behalf of the environment including national public radio programs “The Signal” and “The Story.”