Severn Riverkeeper


Fred Kelly
[email protected]
(410) 849-8540

The name Severn comes from the British river separating England and Wales, and early settlers gave that name to our Severn and also to a tidal river in the lower Chesapeake off Mobjack Bay in Virginia. Our Severn is a tidal tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, extending from Annapolis northwestward about 10 miles. Above this, Severn Run provides the main source of fresh water to the tidal river. The depth in the middle of the Severn is typically about 20-25 feet, down to about 10 feet in the creeks. 

Fred Kelly is an environmental attorney with over 30 years of experience. His defeat of the nuclear power plant proposed for Douglas Point on the Potomac adjacent to the most important Striped Bass spawning area on the East Coast and the five-year moratorium are credited with saving the Chesapeake Striped Bass fishery. Fred launches the Severn Riverkeeper boat from his home on Saltworks Creek where he resides with his wife, Nancy. Fred has a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore.


329 Riverview Trail
Annapolis, Maryland 21401