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The Watershed Education Network

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 EPA. Eighteen years later, WEN is now the watershed education hub of western Montana, offering water monitoring instruction to citizen scientists, professional workshops, and experiential education programs to local schools.



Volunteer Trainings

2014: This fall we will be leading 3 Stream Monitoring Trainings for community members, students and neighbors to learn how to collect data on their local streams. After additional orientations, volunteers can assist WEN staff and interns as we lead K-12 students on field trips. Please RSVP for any training by emailing:

Sept. 11th, Thursday – Greenough Park Stream Monitoring Training  from 4:00 – 7:30 PM

Sept. 13th Saturday – Greenough Park Stream Monitoring Training from 1:00 -4:30 PM

Sept. 17th, Wed. – Greenough Park Stream Monitoring Training  from 4:00 – 7:30 PM

Program coordinator, Rebecca Paquette leads both School Stream Monitoring Programs (grades K-adult) and Stream Team – our weekend citizen science program. Both focus on local stream data collection.

Please contact WEN to volunteer for school fieldtrips or  weekend Stream Team. Call 541-9287 or email:

Check out WEN’s summer high school youth crews  viewing the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) video: