The decision to become a Partnership instead of a Watershed District or Joint-Powers Board stemmed from the desire to be citizen driven. The founders wanted the ability to grow the organization. In a partnership, citizens and local organizations work together to address common interests and concerns. Everyone is involved, thus the plan and work has the consensus of all parties who have a stake in the watershed.
Since ZWP is member driven, we have a strong partner connection to provide the best community and professional attention to watershed topics. As the organization grows, we will work with both rural and urban water quality issues to find the best solutions for all the residents of the watershed.