A tremendous amount of mud pollution can come from the 8,700+ construction sites spread throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  The best way to prevent mud pollution is to halt erosion by protecting exposed soil with grass or a thick layer of straw mulch.  These measures are also required by all six Bay watershed states and the District of Columbia.   Recent citizen surveys have revealed that only a small portion of construction sites fully benefit from these erosion control measures even though they're required by law.  By signing the petition below you will help us get more of the benefits construction provides with far less pollution.  For further information visit ceds.org/esp or contact us at help@ceds.org or 410-654-3021.

* 1. If you are concerned about the safety of your neighborhood waters as well as the Chesapeake Bay, then please show your support by adding your name and contact information below.  Your email address is particularly important so we can let you know how your support has resulted in improvements.

By adding your information above you are not obligated to anything.  However, we will let you know of additional opportunities to keep our waters clean.