Patuxent Riverkeeper


Frederick Tutman
[email protected]
(301) 276-7913

Four main tributaries, Western Branch, Little Patuxent River, Davidsonville Branch, and Mattaponi Creek, are the primary feeders into the Patuxent River. There are also several smaller tributaries that help comprise the total drainage of the Patuxent watershed. The River virtually bisects the western shore of the State of Maryland north to south and is tidal and estuarial in the southern reaches. The River is home for more than 100 species of fish, including bass, catfish, chain pickerel, and bluefish. The Patuxent sustains nesting and over wintering bald eagles and a large extended habitat for indigenous wildlife. 

Fred Tutman was born and raised along the Patuxent River as were seven generations of his ancestors before him. He is a recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for his work on behalf of environmental causes and issues in Maryland. Fred serves on the Board of the Environmental Integrity Project, as a Governor appointed Commissioner on the State's Patuxent River Commission and on the Board of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is an avid kayaker and backpacker, and also helps to maintain trails on the Appalachian Trail.


17412 Nottingham Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772