West and Rhode Riverkeeper

We work with our community to enforce environmental law, to
promote restoration, and to advocate for better environmental policy.
Contact us: 443-758-7797  ♦  PO Box 172, Shady Side, MD 20764

Watershed Assessments

We have recently conducted Watershed Assessments for the West and Rhode Rivers. These Assessments, in which we partnered with the Center for Watershed Protection, help us develop a game plan to take specific actions to improve the rivers' health.

We walked the streams, neighborhoods, schools, and boatyards all across the watershed to do an assessment of the current conditions and potential for restoration. This work, funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, resulted in a prioritized list of actions to take to help clean up our Rivers.

West River

  • West River Watershed Assessment Technical Memo (PDF)
    • Maps and Appendices
      • Overall Watershed Map (PDF)
      • Hot Spot Investigations (PDF)
      • Neighborhood Source Assessment (PDF)
      • Potential Retrofit Sites (PDF)
      • Retrofit Reconnaisance Inventory (PDF)
      • Unified Stream Assessment (PDF)
      • Pollution Prevention and Stormwater Retrofit Profile Sheets (PDF)

Rhode River

  • Rhode River Watershed Assessment Technical Memo (PDF
    • Maps and Appendices
      • Hot Spot Investigations (PDF)
      • Neighborhood Source Assessment (PDF)
      • Retrofit Reconnaisance Inventory (PDF)
      • Unified Stream Assessment (PDF)