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: 443-758-7797  ♦  PO Box 172, Shady Side, MD 20764

Boats

Riverkeeper Patrol Boat, "Miss Edie"

An 18-foot Boston Whaler, our patrol boat is perfect for the shallow waters of the West and Rhode Rivers. She was donated to us in 2008 by Edie Wilke, a great supporter and former member of our Board of Directors. “Miss Edie” got a new paint job and a hard T-top installed courtesy of a grant from the Norcross Wildlife Foundation.

Pumpout Boat, "The Honeydipper"

Captained by Michael DeRogatis, our Pumpout Boat can be seen on the Rivers on weekends in May through October. A 22-foot C-Hawk, the Honeydipper was purchased with a grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, who continues to fund the operating costs of the pumpout program.