West and Rhode Riverkeeper

We work with our community to enforce environmental law, to
promote restoration, and to advocate for better environmental policy.
Contact us: 410-867-7171  ♦  4800 Atwell Rd, #6, Shady Side, MD 20764

Chris Trumbauer

Chris Trumbauer

Riverkeeper and Executive Director

Originally from Chestertown, Chris Trumbauer spent his childhood marveling at the natural wonders in and around the Chester River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. In college, he pursued his interest in science and nature and received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Maryland. From 1999-2008, he has been a biologist for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, where he coordinated a state-wide water quality monitoring program. He previously served as Vice President of the South River Federation, as well as chairman of the Federation's River Committee. Chris was also a member of the Annapolis Environmental Commission from 2005 - 2007. When he's not on the job, he enjoys sailing, cycling, backpacking and spending time outdoors with his family. Chris currently lives in Annapolis with his wife and two young children.