In 2001, the Soil & Water Conservation Districts in Clermont, Brown, Clinton and Highland Counties partnered with Clermont County to participate in the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Watershed Coordinator Grant Program. These stakeholders recognized the need to merge the diverse interests within the East Fork and develop a unified approach to restoring and protecting the watershed.
Over the last nine years, the East Fork Watershed Collaborative (EFWC) has been working with watershed communities and partners to develop Watershed Action Plans and implement restoration/protection projects. The Watershed Action Plans can be viewed and downloaded from the Clermont SWCD website.
The EFWC operates under the guidance of an Advisory Committee, which includes representatives from each of the SWCDs, a representative of Clermont County’s Office of Environmental Quality, a representative of Ohio State University Extension, Ohio EPA, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and local citizens and community groups. The EFWC meetings are open to the public and we strongly encourage citizen participation in local watershed efforts.
If you would like to become a member of the Collaborative or learn more about our watershed management efforts, please contact the Clermont SWCD office.