Growing the Next Generation of Watershed Stewards

COVID-19 Guidelines

  • The WEN office remains closed to the public.

  • Summer/Fall youth programs remain in flux with some programs a possibility. We are creating online options for water explorations!

  • Most Stream Team activities will continue this fall with adjustments for small groups and protocols for social distancing and cleaning gear.

  • Volunteers are welcome to contact the WEN team by emailing water@montanawatershed.org and we will make arrangements to meet volunteers to discuss potential engagement in WEN's projects.

For more information on Missoula County's reopening click here!

Our Mission

The Watershed Education Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering knowledge, appreciation and awareness of watershed health through science and outreach.

Since 1996, we have met our mission by providing river education programs  and field science experiences to children and young adults throughout western Montana. 


Thousands of students have discovered the natural laboratories right in their own backyards through the efforts of our committed staff and volunteers. We reach rural and under-served schools through our programs, taking broad science concepts and connecting them to places students know, often within walking distance of their classrooms. Our programs are aligned with current state and national standards.

Hello friends of WEN, 

As you know, our mission is to foster knowledge, appreciation and awareness of watershed health through science and outreach. We at the WEN office have been taking some time to listen and reflect. From this reflection, it is clear that our commitment to outreach, inclusivity, and growth is more important than ever. For WEN, this means proactively striving for inclusivity by: 

1) Continuing to prioritize reaching underserved students with our School Stream Monitoring programs.

2) Continuing to enthusiastically welcome diversity on our Citizen Science Stream Team. 

3) Improving our engagement with a diverse community of members, volunteers, and partners. 

4) Regularly examining our internal policies. 

While our office is only open by appointment, we are looking forward to when we can be in the stream together, as equals. 

It’s a beautiful morning at Clark Fork P
Learn more about the Rattlesnake Creek dam removal project!
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802 E. Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802

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