WaterShed Resources on the Web

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Discover For Yourself
Government Information
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DISCOVER FOR YOUSELF

Surf Your Watershed This interactive site allows you to look at all sorts of information on watersheds throughout the United States. http://www.epa.gov/surf/

Know Your Watershed This site provides information on all the tools needed to start a watershed group and put together a watershed management plan to successfully implement a local, voluntary plan. Also allows you to search for watersheds by zip code, city, county or river! http://www.ctic.purdue.edu/KYW/

Watershed Initiatives This group provides mediation and facilitation, education forums, and management of watershed and natural resource protection and restoration projects. http://www.watersheds.com Water Environment Federation Information on public education, programs, products, and legislation. http://www.wef.org/publicinfo/FactSheets/protectwatershed.jhtml

What is a Watershed? Home to information, questions and links. http://www.amesti.santacruz.k12.ca.us/watershed.html

 

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds An office of the Environmental Protection Agency. http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/

Office of Wastewater Management Another office of the Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/OWM/

Office of Water Yet another office of the Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/OW/

Watershed Science Institute Part of the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the US Department of Agriculture. WSI works to "incorporate ecological principles into natural resource conservaton and accelerate the development and transfer of appropriate technology in respnse to comprehensive watershed needs and environmental sustainibility at the watershed and landscape scales." http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/watershed/

 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Yahara Watershed Education Network The Yahara Watershed Education Network is an informal umbrella for K-16 educational activities that focus on local issues using "watershed" and "ecosystem health" as integrating concepts; it is a collaborative effort of Edgewood College, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, local teachers and school districts, their students, and other interested educators. http://danenet.wicip.org/ywen/index.html

Watershed Initiatives Watershed Initiatives develops public education workshops, facilitates public meetings and mediates among stakeholder interest groups struggling with difficult natural resource issues. They also provide project management for watershed restoration projects. http://www.watersheds.com/index.html

Watershed Education Committee The Watershed Education Committee (WEC) provides a diverse forum for teachers, scientist and educators interested in watershed issues, to exchange educational and scientific information. The group works with groups such as boater's, farmers and business's, to address a wide range of issues including; agricultural runoff, oil spills, urban runoff and wetland deterioration and restoration. http://www.mbnms.nos.noaa.gov/Educate/ed-wec.html

US EPA Watershed Academy This program is an academy for watershed managers, focusing and based on local, states, tribal and federal experiences. http://www.epa.gov/owow/watershed/wacademy/

Adopt-A-Watershed This site is home to the adopt-a-watershed science curriculum for K-12. It focuses on the watershed as a basis for hands-on and in the field learning for students and the community, developing partnerships and reinforcing learning through community service. http://www.adopt-a-watershed.org

Global Water Sampling Project A collaborative online project which allows students from all over the world to compare the quality of their local waters. http://k12science.stevens-tech.edu/curriculum/waterproj/

Water Science for Schools Information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, and maps, from the US Geological Survey. http://wwwga.usgs.gov/edu

River Resource River Resource provides connections for learning about rivers, and is a place to connect with other classrooms studying rivers. http://riverresource.com

Watershed-The System This is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based watershed management information system designed for community based organizations dealing with soil, water, and habitat conservation. http://www.watershedthesystem.com

 

ORGANIZATIONS AND RESOURCES

The WaterShed Partners The WaterShed Partners is an informal association of organizations in the Twin Cities metropolitan area (Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota) committed to addressing shared goals pertaining to watershed education. http://cgee.hamline.edu/watershed

Minnesota Lakes Association The MLA is a non-profit organization that sponsors statewide educational conferences and networking events for it's members, bringing together individuals, associations, businesses, and government officials. MLA works closely with Minnesota legislators to keep them informed of lake related issues that affect everyone. http://mnlakes.org/

The Watershed Atlas brought to you by the Allegheny Watershed Network The goals of the Allegheny Watershed Network are to increase communication among the many groups and individuals living and working in the Allegheny River watershed and to bring attention to the resources of the region. http://www.watershedatlas.org/

National Watershed Coalition The National Watershed Coalition (NWC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (F.E.I.N. no. 84-1142882) made up of national, regional, state, local and tribal organizations, associations and individuals, that advocate dealing with natural resource problems and issues using the watershed as the logical planning and implementation unit. They support using total resource management principles in planning, and believe that the Small Watershed Program, authorized by PL 83-566, is one of the best planning and implementation vehicles available for sound water and land resource management. http://www.nacdnet.org/nwc/

National Association of Counties-Environmental Projects The goals of the Watershed Management Project are to build awareness of watershed management issues and provide technical assistance to counties. This project is grant-funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. http://www.naco.org/programs/environ/watermgt.cfm

The National River Conservaton Organization This organization helps people to save local rivers and watersheds. http://www.rivernetwork.org

Watershed Management Council WMC is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of watershed management. http://watershed.org/wmchome

Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts MAWD represents 44 different watershed districts in Minnesota, all working together in water protection and management. http://www.mnwatershed.org

Watershed Science Centre WSC is an inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional alliance focusing on watershed ecosystem management, health, protection and rehabilitation. http://www.trentu.ca/academic/wsc/wsc.html

The Watershed Company Specializing in the evaluation and rehabilitation of rivers, streams, wetlands, and other wildlife habitat. http://www.watershedco.com

Conservation Technology Information Center Home to information about environmentally beneficial and economically viable management practices for agriculture, urban and other watershed stakeholders. http://ctic.purdue.edu

Water Environment Research Foundation WERF works on water quality issues, focusing on four major points: Collection and Treatment Systems, Human Health and Environmental Effects, Watershed Management and Residuals Management. http://www.werf.org

The Watershed Stewards Project Under AmeriCorps, WSP is committed to conserving, restoring, and sustaining natural habitats for future generations by linking education with high quality scientific practices. http://www.northcoast.com/~fishhelp

EcoIQ.com is focused on environmental management, local government, and creating a sustainable future. It provides the EcoGateway. http://www.ecoiq.com/onlineresources

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