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PEARL's Director, Dr. Scott Knoche, speaks at the 34th annual Bernie Fowler Wade-In Event

by Julie Wakeman-Linn (Chesapeake Bay Magazine)
June 14, 2021

An important tradition returned to the Patuxent River this weekend. At 97 years old, Bernie Fowler measured the 2021 “Sneaker Index” in his annual Patuxent Wade In at Jefferson Patterson Park. 100 “Fowler Followers”—regular attendees, old friends, and children of all ages—waded into the river Sunday afternoon, arm-in-arm.

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