After decades of effort, the voluntary, collaborative approach to restoring the health and vitality of the Chesapeake Bay— the largest estuary in the United States—has not worked and, in fact, is failing. A diverse group of 57 senior scientists and policymakers have joined forces to save the Bay. This is our plan.

A Riverkeeper Reflects

(Posted by Jeanne McCann.)

Local photographer David Joyner interviews Riverkeeper Fred Tutman about his rural roots, growing up on a farm, how he came to be the Patuxent Riverkeeper and the specific pollution issues facing the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay, and his life as an environmental activist.

Fred Tutman, Riverkeeper from david joyner on Vimeo.

4 Responses to A Riverkeeper Reflects

  1. Fabulous interview: articulate, thoughtful, thorough, engaging, passionate.

    Is it possible for me to share this interview with students in my fall 2011 ‘Literature of the Chesapeake Bay & Watershed’ class?

  2. Fred Tutman is a tremendous advocate and a personal hero of mine. We need 1000 more people like him, working to restore the Bay and its rivers.

  3. Thank you David Joyner for putting this together. Your work on this, and Gerald W’s video have gone a long way on putting a personal face on the Bay’s environmental movement.

    thank you!