Watershed Action Teams (WATs) are diverse stakeholders within a watershed who bring commitment, expertise and knowledge of the community to inform the development of watershed restoration plans and implementation plans, prioritize projects and identify project partners.
The WATs ensure that a wide range of interests are considered in watershed planning discussions. They identify and make recommendations concerning water issues to Sweet Water's Steering Council. They offer guidance to partners within the Greater Milwaukee Watersheds and leadership to project teams.
There are three active Watershed Action Teams: the Kinnickinnic WAT, the Menomonee WAT, and the Root WAT.
Watershed Restoration and Implementation Plans have been completed for the the Kinnickinnic and Menomonee Rivers. The work of these two WATs is now focused on the implementation of priority projects. Follow this link to learn about projects that are now underway.
Development for the Root River Watershed Restoration Plan is underway. The Root WAT is providing critical input to this process.
Follow the links to the completed Watershed Implementation Plans:
Watershed Action Teams at Work
Menomonee WAT Meeting Spring 2010
Kinnickinnic WAT Meeting Summer 2010
Root Restoration Planning Group
Site Visit Spring 2011
The WATs are led by co-chairs who convene the meetings, set agendas, and organize the work of the WATs. If you are interested in getting involved in your watershed, please contact one of the co-chairs for the Watershed Action Teams.
Co-Chairs for the Kinnickinnic River Watershed:
Co-chair for the Menomonee River Watershed
Interim Co-chairs for the Root River Restoration Planning Group
Kinnickinnic WAT Co-chairs
Ben Gramling and Sean Foltz
Menomonee WAT Co-chairs
Theresa Morgan and Cheryl Nenn
|Watershed Action Team Meetings|
KinnickinnicRiver and and Menomonee River Watershed Action Team and Root River Restoration Planning Group Meetings
Jeff Nettesheim leading tour at Menomonee Falls
Additional information at these links:
What is a Watershed Action Team?