Our Purpose


  • Protect and Enrich the St. Marys River and its watershed
  • Engage with our communities, partners and friends to keep our river pristine.



Our goal is for the St. Marys River and its watershed is to support healthy fisheries, safe swimming, diverse wildlife populations, superb recreational opportunities, and a stable water supply.



photos by Steve Brockman

Core Values

Integrity and Credibility: We make decisions based on scientific knowledge and factual evidence.

Environmentally Conscious: In our everyday operations, we strive to minimize our environmental impact.

Business Sustainability: We operate a well-run nonprofit organization. We are responsible with funds, and maintain quality administration, management and oversight practices.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Success in our mission is dependent on welcoming and inclusive effort to protect our environment.

Collaboration: We develop meaningful partnerships with local governments, state and federal agencies, community organizations and schools.

Innovation and Motivation: We support a culture that is nimble and responsive in a constantly changing environment.