How Can I Help My Local River?

Our rivers, creeks, and streams are the cultural, economic, and natural heart of our region. No matter who you are, you have the ability to help improve our waterways. How?


Become a member

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Can we reel you in? Add your voice to ours - your membership and donation go a long way towards achieving our vision of healthy waterways across Maryland's Eastern Shore. 

When you join ShoreRivers, you join thousands of other Marylanders willing to stand up for clean water. We are stronger together!


REPORT POLLUTION

Report pollution to your local RIVERKEEPER.

Chester Riverkeeper
Tim Trumbauer
ttrumbauer@shorerivers.org
410.810.7556

Choptank Riverkeeper
Matt Pluta
mpluta@shoreriver.org
443.385.0511

Miles-Wye Riverkeeper
Elle Bassett
EBASSETT@SHORERIVERS.ORG
443.385.0511

Sassafras Riverkeeper
Emmett Duke
eduke@shorerivers.org
410.725.1400


VOLUNTEER

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Volunteer as a water quality monitor and citizen scientist, grow oysters with our Marylanders Grow Oysters (MGO) program, or join our river clean-up or education teams.

Click the below button to learn all about ShoreRivers' different volunteer programs


MAKE RIVER-SMART CHOICES

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Our years' of scientific monitoring show that most of the pollution in our waters come from within our watershed. Poorly managed farms, failing septic systems, and yard fertilizer all contribute to poor water quality. 

Contact us to learn about river-friendly practices, including

  • reduce or eliminate fertilizer and pesticide use
  • clean-up pet waste
  • install rain gardens and bioretention areas
  • reduce lawn area by planting native trees and shrubs

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