Grassroots Activism Meets Grassroots Science

Date: August 21, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Schmidt Conference Center; SERC;647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037

Free and open to all—curiosity is the only prerequisite


Speaker: Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper

The Patuxent Riverkeeper is a watershed advocacy organization and Fred is a veteran of some 30 years of legal and grassroots activism, with 15 of those years as the Patuxent Riverkeeper. In this talk, Riverkeeper Fred Tutman will discuss what both science and experience have taught us about protecting and restoring the Patuxent, Maryland’s longest and deepest tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. It is a story of the Bernie Fowler movement of the 1970s, citizen-led legislation in the 1980s, attempts by polluters to silence advocates through lawsuits, environmental justice cases and judicial awards that have broken a few state records. Fred is the longest-serving waterkeeper in the Chesapeake Bay region and the only African-American waterkeeper in the continental U.S.