Our Mission

The Elk & North East Rivers Watershed Association was formed to inspire the balance between nature and community. We advocate and work for improved water quality in the Elk & North East Rivers, their tributaries, and the Chesapeake Bay.


We develop, evaluate and promote practices and policies to improve water quality.


We educate the public, business owners and government officials on practices and policies that affect water quality.


We monitor water quality in the watersheds of Cecil County and the North East Rivers.


We identify, prioritize, publicize and address issues and problems in the watersheds of our rivers.


We organize projects to mitigate problems in the watersheds that pose threats to clean water.


We collaborate with other nonprofit and business organizations to advance the cause of clean water.