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Soil Erosion and Sediment Control

Achieving a lush, green lawn is an understandable gardening goal. Unfortunately, gardening practices used to achieve that goal often contribute to stormwater pollution, especially overuse of lawn chemicals and excessive watering. If you want residents in your town to practice more stormwater-friendly lawn and garden care, then we have a strategy for you! We can help you:

  • Publicize yearly reminders to encourage stormwater-friendly yard care in any season,

  • Hold a rain barrel sale,

  • Create and maintain a demonstration rain garden, or

  • Educate local residents with a presentation by URI Master Gardeners.

Rhode Island Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Online Training

Learn about training options and how to sign up.

Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Factsheet Series

Learn the details of soil erosion, runoff, and sedimentation control measures.

RIDEM’s Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Website

More information about Rhode Island regulations and guidance.

Construction Site Soil Erosion Control Violations

Spot successes and failures of controls around construction sites.