FOFC has partnered with the Teton Conservation District to form the Fish Creek Stakeholders Group to include the perspectives of individuals and organizations that are affected by restoration efforts in the Fish Creek watershed. The group has initiated a watershed-wide source nutrient study with the United States Geological Survey and will develop a preferred set of options for science-based restoration.
Research & Monitoring
An understanding of the problems that confront today’s Fish Creek watershed is central to a strategy to restore and protect this valuable resource. This is being gained through:
- Biological, chemical and physical sample collection consistent with previous scientific investigations.
- Analyzing successful strategies employed by other communities dealing with nutrient pollution issues.
Best Management Practices
Through engagement with community stakeholders and industry professionals, Friends of Fish Creek is establishing methods for preventing or reducing pollution by creating best management practices for nutrient reduction related to landscaping, wastewater management and commonly used chemicals.
Education & Outreach
FOFC works to build public awareness and to engage community involvement in support of the restoration and preservation of the Fish Creek watershed.
SEPTIC SYSTEM COST SHARE PROGRAM
Teton Conservation District and Friends of Fish Creek partnered to provide Teton County, Wyoming, residents the opportunity to receive a rebate for pumping septic systems which have not been maintained in the last 5 years. The program, which ran in the Spring of 2017, provided a 50% reimbursement (maximum of $150) for septic system pumping in Teton County, WY to residents who enrolled in the program. Over 175 residents participated in this program.