The SJRWI is a resource for public education and information on the watershed. We maintain a database which contains current and historical water quality monitoring data.

We present or sponsor several public educational workshops annually.

Join the St. Joe Initiative, the DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District, the City of Auburn and Purdue Extension in Dekalb County on March 2, 2017 for "Watershed & Spread:  Listenting, Learning and Discovering DeKalb County" an evening of light refreshments and information about the Western Lake Erie Basin and how activities in your own backyard can impact water quality in Lake Erie.  Read more....

The SJRWI Annual Education Meeting & Program

Held in December, the Annual Meeting brings together board members, employees, stakeholders and public officials to celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year.

Community presentations /speaker’s bureau

Presentations are made to the public upon request. This outreach to the community enables everyone to become more aware of what they can do to improve the water quality of the river and how the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative can help them achieve their goals.

  • septic system maintenance
  • fertilizers and pesticides on urban and suburban home and gardens
  • stormwater management
  • wetlands
  • rain gardens
  • native plants and water quality