What is a Watershed?
It’s the land that water flows across or under on its way to a stream, river or lake. The water quality of these water bodies depends on the land use within the watershed. Polk SWCD contacts and works with various landowners to help them become better stewards and clean up the rivers and streams.
Polk SWCD has established priority watersheds that have a resource concern or a valuable resource that needs to be protected. Polk SWCD coordinates with the local landowners, residents and communities to investigate and develop a protection plan for these watersheds. It has been through their efforts that funding and cost-share is brought to these priority watersheds to implement best management practices to protect these areas.