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

Youth Activities

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

Water Quality Research

Measuring the effectiveness of stewardship practices.

Connecting with nature.

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

Signs of the Seasons Return!

Send us your photos to be posted on our Signs of the Season page

Email your photos to

Recent sunshine has us thinking spring. It’s not wishful! We invite you to tag us in your posts and #sharesignsofspring in the area around you. We love seeing your observations as the season changes.

Bee on maple tree flower

Dave Krier of Viroqua, WI, shares a photo of some of his first sightings of cedar waxwings and a robin.

Just click on the “Signs of the Season” button at the top of the page to follow along on our photos of the seasons.

We also have an “Activities” section there with printable activity sheets full of fun for children and adults who like to get out and keep an eye on the seasonal changes.  Our first sheet is a Weather Tracker.  Just click to download!

T-shirt with image of Kickapoo watershed on the frontConnect to Protect Your Watershed!

These shirts make ideal gifts!  They were designed by local artists and depict local watersheds.  They are 100% organic cotton!

Visit our online shop to take a look at all five of our Valley Stewardship Network Watershed T-shirts!

We’re encouraging everyone to get to know their own watershed and all the people, plants and animals that are a part of it.

We have T-shirts for the Kickapoo, Bad Axe, Tainter Creek, Coon Creek, and West Fork of the Kickapoo watersheds.

Don’t know which watershed you’re in?  Try finding yourself on this map, or contact us at

Benefits of Membership at

Valley Stewardship Network

Fall colors on stream

Why VSN? Benefits of membership include:

  • Contributing to healthy soil and clean water in the Driftless region of southwest WI
  • Helping to build a resilient community
  • Attending educational events & workshops
  • Receiving updates on the latest watershed happenings
  • Access to regular publications of impactful happenings in the area

Contact us about becoming a member at or click on the Join Us button above!

Explore your watershed

 For maps of specific land parcels, contact us about custom GIS mapping services.