The Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition was formed by residents of Bethlehem, Woodbury, and Southbury CT in 1999 to protect the quality and quantity of water in the Pomperaug Watershed--a 90 square mile area that provides both water and recreational opportunities for thousands of residents. The Coalition was created because responsibility for the watershed is divided among towns and state agencies with no agency responsible for the entire watershed. The Coalition is working to create a partnership between local governments, businesses, environmental organizations and private citizens and regional, state and federal agencies to insure the health and vibrancy of the Pomperaug Watershed.
PRWC Mission Statement: Promote the use of science and education to ensure the availability of high quality water in the Pomperaug River Watershed communities.
Volunteer directors of the Coalition represent a broad spectrum of local government, business and environmental interests. With funding from government and foundation grants and private donations, the Coalition maintains a three person professional staff with offices at Cornerstone Professional Park in Woodbury, CT. The PRWC Board of Directors meets monthly, with the Advisory Board meeting each quarter.