North Carolina RIVERKEEPERS® Working With Citizens To Protect Our Local Waterways
What is the Muddy Water Watch Project?
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 on the North Carolina's sediment and stormwater laws and requirements associated with construction activity. Polluted stormwater runoff, including sediment from poorly maintained construction sites, is the number one reason for poor water quality in North Carolina. MWW volunteers are able to properly identify sedimentation and erosion violations from active construction sites, as well as poorly maintained Best Management Practices (BMP's). These volunteers help increase the frequency of routine BMP maintenance and, most importantly, are proactive in keeping mud and sediment out of NC rivers and streams by working with local inspectors and developers to oversee enforcement of sediment laws on NC construction sites.
Guest Speaker: Chris Roberts, Durham Sedimentation & Erosion
The RIVERKEEPERS® are
currently offering trainings to any community, church, or social group
desiring to learn more about how to keep the waterways clean in their
Please contact Alissa Bierma at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, student registration or to RSVP for a scheduled course.
About the course: This series is designed to be fun and informative, helping students learn how and why stormwater devices work; what your
rights as a citizen are in demanding that your streets and waterways
are properly cared for during phases of active construction; and a
guided site visit to see how things work in the real world toget you
off to a great start as a new Muddy Water Watcher volunteer.
Requirements: A complete training series consists of four classroom hours and a site visit; all required hours must be completed in order to 'graduate' the MWW program. These trainings may be conducted in the course of a single day--or in a number of shorter sessions--however your group prefers. The cost per participant is $25, and includes instruction, materials, Foundation membership, and ongoing volunteer support.
Pre-Registration is preferred in order to ensure that enough materials are on hand.