TRR Southern Maryland

We welcome all veterans and encourage you to come out and join us on the river. TRR Southern Maryland provides adaptive flatwater and sea kayaking opportunities on the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.  Whether you are looking for the adventure of sea kayaking or like to take a boat out to enjoy some birdwatching, we are happy to accommodate your interests and goals. 

Looking to volunteer? We need your help! We are looking for paddlers and non-paddlers alike. While we could always use an extra set of hands on the river, there are plenty of non-river duties with which we could use some assistance. 

Please let us know what your areas of interest lie and we can definitely utilize your skills. In addition, we also welcome donations of all kinds, especially gear (kayaks, minicell, helmets, PFDs, etc). 100% of all cash donations go right into the Southern Maryland chapter to be used to fund our trips and activities directly benefiting the veterans.

If you are or you know of a veteran that might be interested in volunteering and/or participating with TRR Southern Maryland, please contact the chapter coordinator below and get involved!

Chapter Coordinator(s):

Tim Wiener

Pam Wilhelm


Vanessa Jones

Committe Co-Chair

Vanessa A. Jones is a dynamic force dedicated to fostering
inclusivity, encouraging discussion, and promoting a culture of
belonging in the outdoor sports community. Hailing from
Washington, DC, she brings a wealth of diverse experiences and
perspectives to her endeavors.
As a US Army veteran and ordained Chaplain with a focus on
seniors and caretakers, Vanessa is deeply committed to serving
others. Her work as a patient-caretaker advocate reflects her
passion for supporting vulnerable populations and ensuring their
voices are heard.
Currently, Vanessa is employed by a resettlement agency, where
she confronts challenges head-on with resilience and
compassion. As a single, Black woman veteran, she embraces
the unique hurdles she faces, viewing them as opportunities for
growth and empowerment.
In her downtime, she wears many hats, including that of a
missionary, spreading hope and positivity wherever she goes.
Weekends are spent paddling, immersing herself in West African
dance and finding solace and joy in nature’s embrace.
Vanessa is committed to equitable principles, ensuring that
everyone’s opinions are valued and heard. Through her
unwavering dedication and inclusive leadership, Vanessa is
paving the way for a more equitable and diverse outdoor sports