Dorchester's Pomeroy receives ShoreRivers Award for Environmental Stewardship

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Posted 11/24/22

CAMBRIDGE - On Nov. 5, Fred Pomeroy was named the third recipient of the ShoreRivers Award for Environmental Stewardship during the organization’s Riverboat Rendezvous & Race. The award …

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Dorchester's Pomeroy receives ShoreRivers Award for Environmental Stewardship

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CAMBRIDGE - On Nov. 5, Fred Pomeroy was named the third recipient of the ShoreRivers Award for Environmental Stewardship during the organization’s Riverboat Rendezvous & Race. The award recognizes an individual or entity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed for their transformational accomplishments as a steward of the environment.

The founding president of Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth, Pomeroy serves as a watchdog and protector for his community. He is a conservationist when it comes to farming and, in addition to working with ShoreRivers on a wetland project, he has implemented acres of buffers, additional wetlands and quail habitat on his farmland.

"It’s our responsibility as citizens who want to leave a better world to the coming generations to forsake the easy path of cynicism and apathy. In doing so, we need to broaden our coalitions by reaching out to underserved folks and those whose political persuasions are different from our own," Pomeroy, a lifelong waterman, Century Farm owner, poet, former teacher and courageous citizen activist, said while accepting his award. “(Let’s) resolve to keep speaking up for the environment with a glad heart and a generous spirit.”

Pomeroy also brings a conservationist mindset to the water where he operates several acres of oyster leases near Stoney Cove in the Little Choptank River and from where he gets many of the oysters he's donated for ShoreRivers events. He has also served as an advisor and mentor for ShoreRivers staff on major issues related to Chesapeake Bay fisheries, nutrient pollution, irresponsible development and other threats that undermine a fundamental right to clean water.

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