Chester Riverkeeper


Tim Trumbauer
[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.

A native of the Chester River watershed, Tim Trumbauer grew up on the banks of Rosin Creek fishing, sailing, and swamping his father's rowboat.  As Chester RIVERKEEPER, Tim is dedicated to protecting the place he loves the most - the Chester River. Prior to becoming Riverkeeper, Tim got involved with the Chester River Association (now ShoreRivers) by serving on the Science and Tech Committee and as a Chester Tester Volunteer Citizen Scientist, and ultimately took a position as the full time Watershed Manager. Tim has quickly become a recognized community leader and has taken an active role in water quality monitoring, restoration, and advocacy. While he loves spending time on the water, he also is at home testifying under oath against harmful waterfront developments or filing declarations in a lawsuit against the EPA to protect our living resources.Tim has a degree in environmental studies from UMBC and his 15 years of professional experience include water quality monitoring, environmental restoration, environmental policy, marketing, and management.  


207 South Water Street
Chestertown, Maryland 21620