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.

We’re Hiring!

Valley Stewardship Network is Looking for an Executive Director to Lead Us into the Future


5 members of the VSN team standing in a winter stream holding equipment

The Team!

Valley Stewardship Network (VSN) seeks a dynamic and professional leader for our vibrant nonprofit organization. VSN works to protect the land and waters of the Kickapoo River and surrounding watersheds through research, education, and community empowerment. The VSN Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, staffing and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include grant writing, fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. 

Click HERE for the Job Description.

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DATCP Grants Awarded to

Local Watershed Councils


Tainter Hollow Creek

Tainter Creek at Tainter Hollow West – Tim and Erma Erickson Farm

February 1, 2022 – The latest round of Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grants has been awareded to 36 farmer groups by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).  Farmers will use the funds to work with conservation organizations to address soil and water issues specific to their local watersheds.  Locally, the Bad Axe Watershed Council was awarded $33,600, the Coon Creek Community Watershed Council was awarded $22,140, and the Tainter Creek Farmer-Led Watershed Council was awarded $33,600.

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What is This?

Photo of a cultipacker - a tool for seeding prairies


Let us introduce you to the new Valley Stewardship Network Cultipacker!  This equipment was donated by Valley Stewardship Network member Dave Van Dyke, ready to go for 2022. 

This piece of equipment will be used to improve the soil-to-seed contact after we hand-broadcast native seed into our prairie strip installations, making for better germination rates.  We’ve had good success with our plantings so far; this will just make them better!

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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

Explore your watershed

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