Arundel Rivers Federation is effective because of the people who live,
work and play on the South, West and Rhode Rivers.
We are dedicated to protecting, restoring, and
preserving the waters of the South, West, and Rhode Rivers.
Our Riverkeeper advocates for new policies and ensures enforcement of existing laws to protect the waterways of Southern Anne Arundel County.
The Federation has installed over 90 projects since its founding in 2001. They range from multi-million dollar stream restoration projects, living shorelines, wetland creation, stormwater bioretention, and rain gardens.
We monitor the health of our three rivers at 35 stations to target our restoration efforts; putting 80% of our resources into our most polluted creeks.
We provide a free and convenient sewage pumpout boat for local boaters, preventing thousands of gallons of raw sewage from potentially being dumped overboard. We test bacteria levels at community water recreational areas, so residents know when it is safe to swim. We provide volunteer opportunities for children and adults to help plant trees, clean up streams, and restore our oyster population.
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