Ed Merrifield is the Potomac Riverkeeeper. For six years, he has worked full-time on behalf of water quality and other environmental issues for the Sierra Club. As a forceful and effective leader at the grassroots, regional, and state levels, he has advanced an environmental agenda before governmental and non-governmental organizations. Ed also has experience with Clean Water Act enforcement, especially with the Total Maximum Daily Load and National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit issues. His love of the Potomac and his actions on its behalf make him the ideal candidate to coordinate anti-pollution efforts in our large watershed. Before entering the environmental field, Ed owned and operated a successful Chiropractic practice for twenty years, giving him the administrative and managerial know-how to run a rapidly developing organization.