Friends of Watersheds groups are community based organizations that improve our natural environment by cleaning up watercourses, planting trees within their local watersheds, and educating residents on various stewardship issues and topics. Friends of Watersheds volunteers range in age from 8 – 80+ – there is something for everyone to do! Friends of Watersheds take action to improve the environment we all share. Some Friends participate in monthly planning activities, while some just participate in our hands-on environmental improvement events. Your level of participation is up to you! If you are interested in helping to improve water quality and natural areas near your home, join us for our meetings or events.
What do Friends Do?
Friends of Watersheds Groups work in their communities to help improve the environment. Some activities in which volunteers might participate are:
- watercourse clean ups
- tree planting
- wildlife/marsh monitoring
- exotic species removal
- backyard & schoolyard naturalization projects
- environmental workshops and forums
- nature walks
- canoe excursions
- fundraising events
Friends of Canard River meet on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm at St. Thomas of Villanova High School. For more information, please e-mail FOCR President, Andy Paling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Cedar/Mill/Wigle Creek meet monthly on the first Tuesday of every month except January, July and August (1495 Arner Townline South, at Camp Cedarwin Peach Lodge) to discuss environmental topics related to our local watersheds. The group’s mission includes advocacy and action relating to protecting and enhancing natural areas, combating invasive and alien species, stewardship of the watersheds and local pollution problems. An educational component is usually part of each meeting. New members and visitors welcome. For more information, please e-mail FOCMWC President, Alan Batke at email@example.com.
Friends of Hillman Marsh are looking for interested and potential members for this new Friends Of group! If you are interested in becoming a part of FOHM, please e-mail Gina Pannunzio at firstname.lastname@example.org.