Our mission is to ensure plentiful high quality water in the Pomperaug Watershed communities through the use of science and education. We share our knowledge and expertise with others committed to the protection of water resources for future generations.
The Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition (PRWC) is a 501c3 organization that was founded in 1999 in response to the increasing threats to local water resources. Since then, PRWC has evolved into a nationally recognized model for scientific investigation, municipal assistance, stakeholder collaboration, community education, and volunteer engagement. Today, PRWC's mission is to promote the use of science and education to ensure availability of high quality water in the Pomperaug Watershed communities. We share our knowledge and expertise with others committed to the protection of water resources for future generations.
PRWC accomplishes its mission by employing the latest science to advance best management of the watershed and by creating a partnership of local governments, businesses, private individuals, scientists and environmental groups who work collaboratively with regional, state, and federal agencies to protect the health and vibrancy of the Pomperaug Watershed. In addition to its research and collaborative activities, PRWC develops practical water management tools for the use of municipalities, offers an online resource center for residents and other stakeholders, advises and works with other watershed and environmental organizations, engages numerous volunteers in citizen science projects and conducts classroom and field-based educational activities for children and youth.
Developing good water-use habits and making decisions affecting the long-term health of our local water resources should be grounded in scientific understanding. PRWC’s programs and services include: development and acquisition of scientific watershed and river data; provision of technical assistance on environmental challenges; and facilitation of educational programs to children, residents, businesses, and town officials. All of PRWC’s programs and activities underscore our collective roles as stewards of our environment and promote good habits to keep our watershed and rivers healthy.