Chester Riverkeeper


Isabel Hardesty
[email protected]
(410) 810-7556



The Chester River is a pipe-shaped river with its narrow stem in Delaware and its wide bowl opening into the Bay between Eastern Neck Island and the north end of Kent Island. The main stem is 60 miles long and is fed by 43 named tributaries. The river is shared by both Kent and Queen Anne's counties on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and its watershed encompasses about 250,000 acres. The Chester's watershed - the area of land that drains into the Chester - is primarily agricultural land.

Isabel Junkin became the Chester Riverkeeper in November, 2013. Isabel first joined the CRA team as Policy Specialist in June, 2011. She has a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University and a B.S. in Animal Behavior from Bucknell University. She previously worked for Ocean Conservancy in Washington, DC and for Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy in Easton, MD.


400 North Cross Street, Suite Two
Chestertown, Maryland 21620