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.

Watershed Maps for Sale

Created by Local Artist Thomas Wyse

VSN Priority Watersheds - antiqued mapMap of changes to Kickapoo River bedArtistic map of Coon Creek watershed 3D views of Bad Axe watershed   

Thomas has artistically reinterpreted the local watersheds!  He enjoys playing around with maps because they give him a new appreciation for the landscape.

The first map is an antiqued map showing Valley Stewardship Networks’ priority watersheds. 

The second map shows the Tainter Creek watershed popping out in relief from the map.

The third map shows how the Kickapoo River has moved around in its river bed over time, with the colors indicating different depths.

The fourth map is of the Coon Creek watershed altered to look as if it had been crafted out of felt.

The fifth map shows different views of the Bad Axe watershed.

These beautiful posters could be yours for only $50 ea.! 

Posters of these artistic portrayals of the local watersheds are available as 20″ x 30″ posters for only $50 ea.  Please contact us at if you are interested in purchasing one. 

Each piece is accompanied by a description of the artwork from the artist.

Local Pickup Only!  

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

Annual Meeting

November 2020

Photo of Meeting Zoom attendees

We just celebrated our Annual Meeting together on Zoom.  The benefit of this virtual meeting is that we were able to record it.  Here are links to a short video that gives you a flavor of what we were up do during the year and a complete recording of the entire annual meeting. 
Feel free to contact us at if you have any questions.

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.