The Smith Creek Watershed Partnership is a group of interested stakeholders focused on improving the water quality and health of Smith Creek and its tributaries, which feed into the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.
Broad range of expertise, experience and responsibilities: SCWP capitalizes on the expertise of agronomists, biologists, hydro-geologists, water quality specialists, stream restoration practitioners, education and outreach professionals.
Diverse membership: Members of the SCWP include representatives from federal, state and local agencies, private business interests, academia, and non-profit conservation organizations. The SCWP openly invites any organization – including local governments, additional private industries and political representatives – that wants to contribute to Smith Creek Watershed conservation to join and play an active role in the group’s activities.
Partners will work to publicize success stories and demonstrate how communities can work together to meet TMDL goals with Smith Creek as an example.
The following organizations have played an active role to date:
- American Farmland Trust
- Chesapeake Bay Foundation
- City of Harrisonburg
- Environmental Defense Fund
- Farm Service Agency
- Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River
- Friends of the Shenandoah River
- Land Trust of Virginia
- Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District
- Shenandoah Resource Conservation and Development Council
- Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District
- The Downstream Project
- Trout Unlimited
- University of Maryland – MAWP/CBPO
- U.S. Forest Service
- USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
- USDA Rural Development
- Valley Conservation Council
- Virginia Cooperative Extension
- Virginia Dairymen’s Association
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
- Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
- Virginia Department of Forestry
- Virginia Department of Game Inland Fisheries
- Virginia Department of Health
- Water Stewardship, Inc.