About The BRWP

MISSION

Encourage water quality improvements to our geologically unique, northwestern Ohio watershed, through sustainable land use, collaboration, conservation and enhancement of natural and man-made resources.

VISION

To live in a clean and productive watershed that assures long-term value to all its inhabitants.

OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES

Check out this page to learn more about our Officers and Committees

 

View our latest BRWP Times Newsletter here

What is the Board of Directors up to?  Find the latest meeting minutes here

HISTORY

The inception of Blanchard River Watershed Partnership (BRWP) began in December 2002. Discussions revolved around local issues including flooding, a greenways project, agriculture, water quality and the need for a unification of collaborative efforts already occurring. Eventually many stakeholders came together including representatives from 4 primary counties and agencies in the watershed: Hancock, Putnam, Allen and Hardin counties. Regular meetings began in November of 2003 leading to the groups’ initial declaration of being identified as an informal group called the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership.

In July of 2006, the BRWP was granted a 501c3, non-profit public charity status by the United States Internal Revenue Service. That 501c3 allows membership fees, donations and in-kind contributions to be tax deductible for the donor.

Since its inception, the BRWP has formed many working relationships with federal, state, and local agencies, such as the US EPA, Ohio EPA, USGS, Soil and Water Conservation districts, the City of Findlay, the village of Ottawa, the village of Bluffton, County Commissioners, County Boards of Health, and many other agencies in the watershed.