Soil Health & Watershed Groups

Connect with people who are protecting places they care about with neighbors, right now, where they live

Search to Find Peers and Shared Interests

Do you have questions about how to start a local group? Want to connect with farmer-led groups in your state, or network with larger watershed projects that can help you succeed? Check the activity you’re interested in below to bring up groups that share your interests. Then connect!

  • All 5 States
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin
Growing a Group:
  • Active group 5+ years
  • Book sharing
  • Farmer-led group
  • Formed a new group
  • Fundraising
  • Grant writing
  • Member-led project planning
  • Neighbor to neighbor mentoring
  • Personal invitations to neighbors to grow the group
  • Actively participated in local watershed planning process
  • Collaboration with agriculture or conservation organizations
  • Collaboration with local ag retailers and/or crop advisors
  • Collaboration with local civic groups
  • Collaboration with local college or university
  • Engage local schools
  • Media interviews
  • Presentation to groups
  • Promotion to media outlets
  • Social media cultivation
  • Video Development
  • Website Development
Land & Water:
  • Bioreactors
  • Cover crops
  • Crop diversification
  • Floodplain restoration
  • Grass waterways
  • Grazing
  • Nutrient management & retention
  • Perennial crops
  • Prairie strips
  • Saturated buffers
  • Stream buffers
  • Stream restoration
  • Water retention basins
  • Wetlands
Assessment & Data:
  • Agronomic data collection
  • Field edge data collection
  • Field walkovers
  • Stream monitoring
  • Fishing event
  • Farm field days
  • Paddle event
  • Upstream or downstream connections/visits
  • Booth at local event
Program Participation:
  • Workshop
  • Neighbor to Neighbor Radio Podcast
  • Boots on the Ground Online Conversation
  • Group Presentation
  • Project Tour
  • Featured in a Story
  • Featured in a Video
  • Meetings

Stream Teams United

​Stream Teams United promotes and supports Missouri Stream Teams and Stream Team Associations. We facilitate education to build appreciation and knowledge of Missouri stream resources, and support stewardship projects to improve the health of Missouri’s rivers and streams.

View More >

Dry Run Creek Watershed Improvement Project

The Dry Run Creek Watershed Improvement Project addresses two state-designated water quality impairments—stream biology and bacteria—by engaging landowners in urban and rural areas to adopt beneficial conservation practices and sustainable land-use management.

View More >

Vermillion Headwaters Watershed Partnership

American Farmland Trust is working with local stakeholders through the Vermilion Headwaters Watershed (VHW) Partnership to support the adoption of well-managed conservation cropping systems, leading to improvements in water quality…

View More >

Turkey River Headwaters & Chihak Creek Water Quality Project

We work with farm operators & landowners in the Turkey River headwaters & Howard County to implement conservation practices and techniques to eliminate nutrients entering our water bodies. News &…

View More >

Silver Creek Water Quality Project

Silver Creek Watershed is a 22,410 acre sub-watershed of the Upper Iowa River in northeast Howard County and northwest Winneshiek County. This project began in 2012 and since has invested…

View More >

Shell Lake-Yellow River Farmer Led Watershed Council

Working as a non-profit organization to improve soil health and water quality through outreach, education, and conservation practices that improve sustainable agriculture.

View More >

Seven Mile Creek Watershed | Eastern Nicollet County

Our group is composed of local partnering organizations and farmers who are pursuing opportunities to improve water quality, fish habitat, soil health, and community through practices that are beneficial to…

View More >

Sauk Soil & Water Improvement Group

We are improving soil health and water quality through regenerative agricultural practices and education, to build resilient family farms and thriving rural communities, including healthy soils and clean waters.

View More >

Middle Cedar River Watershed

Our project is aligned with state goals to reduce nutrient pollution we contribute to the Upper Mississippi by 45%. We work in collaboration with federal, state, county, private and local…

View More >

Maquoketa River Watershed Management Authority

The Maquoketa River WMA formed in 2017 with 34 member cities, counties and SWCDs. The watershed spans nine counties and includes just over a million acres. In collaboration with the…

View More >

Le Sueur River Watershed Network

The Le Sueur River Watershed Network exists to encourage collaboration, empower citizens, and nurture a land stewardship ethic amongst those that live, work and recreate in the watershed.

View More >

Jo Daviess County Soil & Water Health Coalition

The mission of the Jo Daviess County Soil & Water Health Coalition is to invite individuals into a farmer-led conversation about soil health and water quality. The Coalition uses the…

View More >

Ioway Creek Watershed Management Authority

Our mission at Prairie Rivers of Iowa is to promote economic development through the restoration and conservation of Iowa’s cultural and natural resources. Advocate: We support ecological and natural resource…

View More >

Friends of the Fox River

Friends of the Fox River is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural resources of the Fox River watershed by connecting people with nature through education, research,…

View More >

Dubuque County Watersheds

Dubuque County Watersheds is a collaboration between Dubuque County, the City of Dubuque, and the Dubuque Soil and Water Conservation District. We are working to increase conservation measures and profitability…

View More >

Central Turkey River Water Quality Initiative

To encourage and implement practices in the watershed that reduce soil loss and improve water quality.

View More >

Boone River Watershed

Farmers, Iowa DNR, The Nature Conservancy, Iowa Soybean Association and county SWCDs are restoring stream oxbows to reduce nutrient runoff and create habitat for the endangered Topeka shiner minnow.

View More >

Want to be in this directory?

Fill out and submit this form to our coordinator, who will review it and contact you to confirm details. We look forward to hearing from you!