About Us

Get to Know Your LSRWA!

The Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to empowering citizens with experience and knowledge to become stewards of the land and water resources in the Lower Sugar River Watershed. Formed in 2011, in partnership with its long established sister organization, the Upper Sugar River Watershed Association (USRWA), LSRWA was created for people who care about and enjoy the Sugar River and the rich, productive landscapes of Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. 

The rolling hills and valleys that surround the river and its tributary streams form our watershed and connect us to each other and to the land. The natural assets of our watershed—the deep agricultural soils, forest and wetland habitats, aquatic environments, and wildlife—sustain our lives, and are integral to our regional economy and culture. We believe these assets benefit from our watershed community’s collective stewardship, now and into the future. We all have a stake in abundant and high quality water resources!