Watershed Protection Organizations
In many areas across the country, volunteers step forward to protect and enhance water quality and the overall health of a favorite river, stream, lake or pond. Many have formed formal watershed organizations that monitor water quality, educate the public about the importance of clean water and healthy waterways, work with landowners and municipalities to solve problems, and sponsor volunteer restoration projects and river cleanup events. The strength of these organizations lies in their ability to draw on close ties with local landowners, businesses, and municipal officials to move projects effectively and efficiently to implementation. Stone complements the work of watershed organizations by providing needed technical services to help ensure the successful implementation of project-based solutions.