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Your gifts of time and money help to protect water, land, and wildlife habitat in our area’s watersheds. Gift memberships also available.

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Stewardship

It’s what we practice and share to protect our area’s land and water.

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Youth Activities

Because it’s never too early to create a love of nature.

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Water Quality Research

Measuring the effectiveness of stewardship practices.

Become a citizen scientist

Connecting with nature.

Low-impact recreation supports our region’s economy and health.

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WHAT’S NEW

VSN Members, Friends & Families Picnic- Has Been Rescheduled!

It’s time to celebrate our work on behalf of you, our members! Please join us for our Annual Meeting Thursday, November 10th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Conservation Connections, 110 South Main Street in Viroqua.

Join us in our celebration as we taste local samples of the season. We will have local apples and cheeses sampling, crackers, cider and tea. We’ll also share accomplishments of the past year, elect our officers, and share news of what’s ahead.

Please help us plan by signing up online, email, or calling 608-637-3615. We hope to see you there. Not a member yet, no problem. You can join online or at the picnic.

Time to Renew Your Membership!

Last year we restructured our annual membership renewal process by putting all memberships on the same timeline. Thanks to your participation and support of this change, we’ve been able to operate with greater efficiency and with a more predictable view of our finances.

Our new membership cycle ends on August 31 of each year. If you haven’t already renewed, we encourage you to do do today. You can use the form we mailed to you or renew online with a credit card.

Thank you!! Your membership goes a long way. 

Congratulations, Water Action Volunteers!

We are happy to share the news that Valley Stewardship Network and our Water Action Volunteers (WAV) have recently been recognized with several awards from The University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. These awards recognize groups and individuals for work leading to increased participation in stream monitoring, collecting valuable stream data, and sharing knowledge of stream monitoring with others. Read the full story in our newsletter, Watershed Visions – Spring 2016.

Custom Mapping Services

Our plans for a Mapping Service Center, utilizing the open source software QGIS, will allow landowners to map everything from soils and hydrology to historic land use, elevations, and vegetative cover. Aerial photos will also be part of the menu of spatial data layers. If you have an interest in this fascinating and powerful tool, See our GIS workshop offerings.

Explore your watershed

Our interactive map lets you explore satellite and map views of the Kickapoo and neighboring watersheds. For maps of specific land parcels, contact us about custom GIS mapping services.