To protect, preserve, restore and celebrate the South River


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The South River Federation works closely with the regulatory agencies in the watershed (i.e. Anne Arundel County Department of Inspections and Permitting, MD Department of the Environment, and MD Department of Natural Resources) to keep sediment-laden water out of the river and to prevent inappropriate clearing within the Critical Area (within 1,000 feet of tidewater).  If you are uncomfortable contacting the agencies below yourself, or you would like clarification on something you think may be a violation of the laws protecting the river, please contact the South Riverkeeper at the South River Federation office: 410-224-3802.

  • Questions about dredging, clearing in wetlands: Maryland Department of the Environment Water Management Administration Compliance Program: 410-537-3510
  • Report fish kills, lesions: Department of Natural Resources’ Fish Health Hotline: 888-584-3110
  • Report oil or chemical spills: MDE Environmental Emergency Hotline: 866-633-4686
  • Questions about tree clearing, sediment runoff, illegal building, AA County Critical Area Hotline: 410-222-7777
  • Concerns about anything unusual in South River Watershed, South River Federation office: 410-224-3802
  • Call before you cut vegetation in the Critical Area!: 410-222-7441
  • SOUTH RIVERKEEPER® Diana Muller: 443-534-2847

Become a "Mudbuster":

The Federation has implemented a "Get the Dirt Out" Program aimed at using citizen monitors to help keep an eye on active construction sites around the river.  If you would like to become a "Mudbuster" please contact the South Riverkeeper at 410-224-3802 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Meet our team

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    Kate Fitz
    Kate FritzExecutive DirectorMs. Fritz is an environmental professional with ten years of experience in water quality, land use and sustainability planning ... Read More
    Sarah Boyton
    Sarah BoyntonDevelopment CoordinatorSarah graduated with a degree in French from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA. After graduating ... Read More
    Kirk Mantay
    Kirk MantayDirector, Watershed RestorationKirk Mantay is an ecologist who has been working to restore Maryland’s wetlands and waterways ... Read More
    Jennifer Carr
    Jennifer CarrCoordinator, Watershed RestorationJennifer graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Geography and a ... Read More

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