fred tutman

Position: Member

Fred Tutman, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, is a community advocate for clean water in Maryland’s longest and deepest intrastate waterway and holds the title of Patuxent Riverkeeper. Before founding the Patuxent Riverkeeper organization, he spent nearly 30 years working as a media producer and consultant on assignments all over the globe, including a long stint working with and advising traditional healers in West Africa. After a late-life sojourn into law school, Fred now teaches an adjunct course in environmental law and policy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He does trail maintenance on the Appalachian Trail for the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club when not exploring the Patuxent River by kayak. Fred is among the longest serving Waterkeepers in the Chesapeake region and the only African-American Waterkeeper in the nation.