Foster Creek Conservation District
Foster Creek Conservation District

Water Quality

Volunteers restore a section of West Foster Creek on Make a Difference Day 2017

Water Quality Improvement Program

Water is scarce in Douglas County, which makes the water we do have that much more important.  FCCD is currently implementing riparian restoration projects throughout the county to address water quality issues.  The projects are based on recommendations from the Watershed Management Plan for Moses Coulee and Foster Creek Watersheds WRIA 44 & 50.  Our current projects involve planting riparian vegetation to improve the stream’s connection with the floodplain, increase stream shading, increase filtration, and decrease turbidity.

Watershed Management Plan
Watershed Management Plan Moses Coulee a[...]
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We want to hear about your project! If you have concerns about stream reaches on your property or want to restore riparian areas and reap the benefits of restoration, please contact Aaron Rosenblum, or complete the form below. 

The Benefits of Riparian Restoration:


Protect stream banks to reduce erosion and the loss of your property downstream


Funding is available for off-stream water sites and fencing


Improve forage quality


Improve fish and wildlife habitat


Combat noxious weed invasion


Increase your property value
Weed control fabric is installed to combat a Reed Canary Grass invasion
Learn more about protecting yourself and groundwater from nitrates!
Nitrate Groundwater Brochure.pdf
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2018 Monitoring Season

To view water quality data collected around our riparian restorations and nearby direct seeded fields click here!



Major program funding through:

Contact Information

If you are interested in more information on water quality, or in implanting a restoration project on your land, please contact Ryan Lefler at, 509-423-5990, or fill out the form below.   

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