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North Carolina Riverkeepers Working With Citizens To Protect Our Local Waterways



Sediment carried by stormwater runoff from construction sites is the leading source of non-point pollution to rivers throughout the state.  This sediment can cause severe harm to water quality in North Carolina's streams and rivers which we depend on for our drinking water, assimilation of waste, recreation, wildlife habitat and fishing.  North Carolina is growing fast.  With this development has come serious water quality problems.

The Muddy Water Watch project (MWW) is a state-wide initiative to reduce stormwater runoff from construction sites by providing training workshops and materials developed specifically for citizens who help keep contractors and enforcement agencies accountable and keep mud and sediment of NC rivers and streams.

Even if you don't have time to attend the trainings, you can still help! Simply snap a photo or shoot a quick video, upload it to this site and tag it with a location. Your images will help show the widespread effects sediment pollution is having on North Carolina's drinking water reservoirs, rivers and streams. Please be sure to report sediment runoff and/or poorly maintained construction sites to the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Sediment Pollution Hotline below.

Together we can stop sediment from harming our precious waters. Please sign up to volunteer with your local Riverkeeper today.