Measurably reducing nonpoint source pollution in Jackson Hole’s surface and groundwater from anthropogenic sources.
Nonpoint Source Pollution – Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution is caused by rainfall or snowmelt moving over and through the ground, it picks up and carries natural and human-made pollutants, depositing them into lakes, rivers, and groundwater.
Anthropogenic – (chiefly of environmental pollution and pollutants) originating in human activity.
To work collaboratively to initiate community-wide action in programs that will improve and protect Jackson Hole’s surface and groundwater quality, which is vital to clean drinking water, healthy aquatic ecosystems for fish and wildlife and quality of life for our current and future generations.
The JH Clean Water Coalition arose from a collective desire to address the signs of impairment evident in Jackson Hole’s rivers and streams. As a group, we’re committed to significantly reducing the community’s pollution load to Jackson Hole’s waterways by engaging individuals, businesses, organizations, and government agencies in collaborative, science-based programs and initiatives to address the causes of our degraded water quality.