Welcome to The Confluence for Watershed Leaders

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About Us

The Confluence for Watershed Leaders is a community of and for people who work to achieve healthy watersheds and thriving communities in the Great Lakes, Mississippi River, and Red River Basins of the U.S. Midwest and Mid-South. 

This online community is a place for watershed leaders to connect with peers, seek and share advice and opportunities, and feel part of something bigger.

Watershed leaders are professionals and volunteers who work at a watershed scale to improve water quality and land health, such as the following:

  • Watershed coordinators, planners, and managers
  • Conservation professionals and farm advisors who are interested in watershed contexts, such as from NRCS, university Extension, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, county or state government, nonprofits, and private consultants
  • Watershed trainers or educators from university Extension, nonprofits, or government agencies
  • Farmers who are part of watershed or farmer-led groups to improve soil and water
  • Non-operating landowners who are part of watershed groups or want to be active in soil and water conservation efforts

Why You Should Join

We know watershed work can sometimes get lonely. And we know no one wants to recreate the wheel. Our online community can help you feel less isolated, better supported, and more confident that your daily work will lead to meaningful impact.

Join us if you have been seeking

  • A platform to network with peers who are doing similar work to achieve similar goals
  • A forum for advice, ideas, and support related to your watershed work
  • A community that can help you feel seen, inspired, and part of something bigger

Unlike general social media platforms, our online community connects you directly with like-minded peers and information that is specific to your watershed work.

By connecting and learning together, we can build a strong community of practice and scale our impacts to achieve healthy landscapes, clean and abundant freshwater, and thriving communities and farms.