Sassafras Riverkeeper


Emmett Duke
[email protected]
(410) 708-3303

The Sassafras River rises in western Delaware and flows westerly to the Chesapeake Bay, forming the natural boundary between Cecil and Kent Counties, Maryland. The Sassafras is tidal for the great majority of its approximately 20-mile length and is fresh to slightly brackish. The watershed comprises an area of 75.5 square miles of land.

Emmett Duke, a native of Alabama, majored in Business Administration at the University of Alabama and the University of Maryland. An avid boater, fisherman, and hunter, Duke has a 100-ton Coast Guard Master’s license and has operated a commercial fishing and charter fishing business on the Chesapeake Bay.


7479 Augustine Herman Hwy
Georgetown, Maryland 21930