The Susquehanna River Watershed is the largest watershed in the United States that drains into the Atlantic Ocean, and the largest east of the Mississippi. It contains 27,500 square miles in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. This includes 46% of the state of Pennsylvania, 20,900 square miles; 13% of New York, 6,300 square miles; and less than 1% of Maryland with 300 square miles.
Ted spent his youth fishing New Jersey’s lakes and streams, jetty hopping up and down the coast, and wading the rocks of the Delaware River in pursuit for what lies beneath. With such a passion for water since a young man, he began studying marine biology at a local university out of high school in 2004. As a resident of York, PA since 2008, he then pursued another academic career in Finance. He graduated from York College of Pennsylvania in 2013 and has had experience in wealth management administering and analyzing high net worth client portfolios, family/private foundations, and Trusts.Since 2011, Teddy has spent his days in York assisting the Lower Susquehanna RIVERKEERPER® Association with various creek cleanups, trail enrichment initiatives, native/invasive plant studies, vegetation control along the Codorus Creek, the Susquehanna Biathlon, macroinvertebrate studies, and other river related events in the Lower Susquehanna Watershed.“Assuming this role has been an opportunity in the making for 23 years. I’ve always had a connection with water and I will be sure to expand on the great efforts the Lower Susquehanna RIVERKEEPER® Association has put forth in the last twelve years,” says the new Riverkeeper. He is excited to be following in the footsteps of Michael Helfrich, former Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper. They have worked together on various projects and other issues in the past. Michael will be assisting Ted with the transition into 2018, passing down his knowledge and resources. The Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association is confident we have another dedicated and loyal Riverkeeper who will fight for clean water and continue on the tradition of enforcing regulations and pursuing those who jeopardize a swimmable, fishable, drinkable Susquehanna River.
2098 Long Level Road
Wrightsville, Pennsylvania 17368