About Us

The Watershed Education Network (WEN) started in 1996 as a volunteer effort. After two years of running students to the river between jobs, we acquired a start-up grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. Seventeen years later, WEN is now the watershed education hub of western Montana, offering monitoring instruction to citizen scientists, professional workshops, and experiential education programs to local schools.


Job Opening:

The Watershed Education Network (WEN) is now hiring an Executive Director! WEN is a non-profit organization that was established in 1996 and is dedicated to fostering knowledge, appreciation and awareness of watershed health through science and outreach.  Our goal is to cultivate a community of watershed stewardship throughout Western Montana.  This is achieved by delivering an experiential, place-based educational curriculum that meets state and national education standards.  We primarily work with middle school and high-school students; however, we also provide valuable training and skills to college students interested in hydrology, fresh-water ecology and education.  WEN prides itself on our fun and positive work atmosphere where respect, professionalism, safety, and appreciation are the central tenets of the work-place.

The position will remained open until filled and may start as part-time, transitioning into full-time as funding becomes available.  The position is based in Missoula, MT.  Compensation will depend upon experience. Follow the link here for a full job description, and  please direct any questions about the position to the Board President, Deana DeWire at birdondewire@gmail.com.