By Deb Fassnacht and Brook Bauer, Missoula Current
As we flow into a new year, we contemplate how our water sources can be protected amidst the predictable changes in our climate and increase of development in the Missoula Valley. These conditions and circumstances prompt us to explore the question of what does watershed sustainability look like?
Western Montana’s Watershed Education Network (WEN) has been engaging people in learning about and caring for their rivers and creeks since its founding in 1996. WEN’s staff and dedicated volunteers actively engage in their mission, “to foster knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of watershed health through citizen science, youth and school engagement, and outreach to our communities in order to ensure future stewardship of our rivers and creeks.”