Donors & Volunteers
Support the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative
Your Water. Your Future.
The St. Joseph River Watershed encompasses 694,400 acres in six counties in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The river itself is a source of drinking water for many of the 250,000 people living and working within the watershed boundaries. The river corridor is a source of recreation for boaters and habitat for numerous species of wildlife, including a growing population of eagles and endangered species like the white cat's pearly mussel.
In its consumption, recreational, agricultural, wildlife and tourism applications, the health of the watershed is critical to the economic vitality of the region. The river is a life force that will sustain this generation and generations to come if we care for it properly.
The St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative, through comprehensive water quality testing, partnerships, wetland restoration, watershed management planning, educational programs and cost-share programs for the placement of land management practices, is committed to improving water quality in the river and its tributaries.
But we cannot do it alone. We all need to be stewards of the watershed. We invite you to join our efforts and support our programs that monitor and improve the life of the river.
It's Your Water. It's Your Future.
How to Give
The Initiative is classified as a not-for-profit organization so your donation will be tax-deductible.
Print out this convenient PDF form to send with your gift.
If you would like to volunteer, check out:
If you are interested in cleaning up your local river or stream and receive recognition for your stewardship, this program may be for you.
- Hoosier Riverwatch Volunteer Stream Monitors
Introduces citizens and educators to water quality monitoring utilizing hands-on habitat, chemical and biological assessment methods. Participants gain experience and skills in the use of chemical monitoring kits and aquatic insect collection and identification. The sessions are free and open to the public.
Other opportunities to help:
- The assembly of quarterly newsletters. Volunteers are needed in March, June, September and November. Please call 484-5848 x3 if you are interested in helping.