Construction sites are one potential source of sediment pollution. During a significant rainfall, a poorly maintained construction site can release muddy water into our streams, creeks, and rivers. Construction sites are covered under a state general permit, which outlines sediment and erosion control regulations by which they must abide.
West/Rhode Riverkeeper is committed to monitoring construction sites to make sure that they are taking the necessary precautions to protect our rivers from sediment pollution. We call it Get the Dirt Out. If you would like to be trained on the regulations and learn how to be a volunteer "mudbuster" please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.