Mission


Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition

Mission Statement

 

 

The Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition was formed from the Vision Statement of the Blue Ridge Mountain Communities Area Watershed Plan “Future of the Mountain: A Common Vision for the Jefferson County Blue Ridge Mountain Communities Area.” (appended)


The goals of the Coalition are:

  • monitoring, protecting, and restoring water quality in the Blue Ridge watershed of Jefferson County;

 

  • reducing nutrients and sediment in the Blue Ridge watershed of Jefferson County and ultimately in the Chesapeake Bay;
  • obtaining funds to achieve effective and long-term solutions;

 

  • educating citizens about the natural environment and how they can have a positive impact on our watershed and ultimately the quality of the Chesapeake Bay;
  • honoring the Common Vision and new concerns of the residents of the Blue Ridge communities of Jefferson County; and

 

  • preventing future necessity for public water or sewage systems by preserving and improving the current private water sources, wells, and septic systems along the Blue Ridge of Jefferson County.