Who We Are
The Washington County Watershed Alliance (WCWA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1998 to enhance and coordinate conservation efforts throughout the County and to support the activities of individual watershed associations.
WCWA Mission: Through a watershed based approach, will: provide a collaborative framework to support the efforts of all local watershed associations; encourage responsible utilization of air, land and water resources; to support sound agricultural activities, encourage sustainable land use, and the protection and preservation of agricultural lands; and promote the protection, preservation and enhancement of the county’s natural resources, biodiversity and ecological health for the benefit of current and future generations.
What We Do
The WCWA is involved in a wide variety of activities. Listed below are some of the primary activities in which we participate.
Water quality monitoring and other research related to natural resource conservation
Assistance and support for watershed groups that belong to the Alliance, including assistance with grants and funding, and development of watershed management plans
Coordination of county-wide efforts
Resources, including information about federal and state programs and sources of funding for watershed projects
If you don't see something listed you'd like to do, or have experience in, TELL US! As our mission affirms, we have a broad set of goals that apply to the entire County. We're always interested in new ideas, activities, projects that help us keep moving toward our goals.
The Washington County Watershed Alliance has been designated as Groundwater Guardian community since 1995. We work to protect our groundwater resources. This includes our streams, which are groundwater fed year-round.
Member Watershed Organizations
The Alliance is made up of individual watershed associations. These are our active organizations. Click on the logos to find out more about each individual watershed and it's stewarding association.