Sidedoor: The Riverkeeper (Season 5, Ep. 13)

Fred Tutman is a voice for Maryland’s Patuxent River.

In 2004, he founded Patuxent Riverkeeper, an environmental advocacy organization. His mission is to protect and preserve all 110 miles of the Patuxent—a mission that takes him to the courtroom and to the riverbank. Fred is also the only African American “Riverkeeper” in the Waterkeeper Alliance in the U.S., which he sees as an indicator of an environmental movement that is incomplete—one the planet will pay the price for.


Biology, Conservation & Sustainability, Ecology, Geology
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