Johnson Creek Watershed Alliance

The Johnson Creek Watershed Alliance / JCWA was established in 2014 as a chapter of the Rock River Coalition by local people concerned about water quality and enhancing the value of the creek through education and stewardship. The focus of our local chapter is best described in our chapter goals:

  • Develop clear action plans for attainable goals over the next 3-5 years.
  • Learn about the creek’s ecology, challenges and potential:
    • Develop plan to survey the creek and the riparian corridor.
    • Develop a RRC citizen stream monitoring team.
  • Maintain a dynamic chapter, reaching out through the web, social media and marketing to our Village, our schools and surrounding community.
  • Educate local residents about the creek, its location, history and importance:
    • Annual Stream Clean-up starting in 2015 to coincide with the Rock River Sweep.
  • Establish solid partnerships with groups to work together to protect and improve the creek.
  • Understand and enlist support of the agricultural community in the watershed.
  • Restore free flow in the creek.
  • Develop a water quality improvement strategy and begin implementation.

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The Johnson Creek Watershed Alliance will NOT do our usual creek clean-up the second weekend in September.  Water levels are high; the Village is currently    expanding our wastewater management capacity with major construction at the compost area; and, we will instead be partnering with the Historical Society during their Founders’ Float on September 23rd. Look for our information table at the Rock River Park between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, the 23rd of September. We will provide games for children of all ages as well as educational material. Hope to see you there.

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Our chapter of Rock River Coalition  usually does a creek clean-up the second Saturday of September in conjunction with the Rock River Sweep.  Volunteers rendezvous at the Johnson creek Historical Society before we scour our creek for trash & debris.  Please check back with us this Fall to find out the date of the event.

For chapter information or to volunteer for our event, contact:

President Pete Hartz at (920) 699-3936 ;

Pat Giese at (920) 699-3711 ;