“By working together, pooling our resources and building on our strengths, we can accomplish great things.”

Ronald Regan

Mission Statement: To provide a clean environment for wildlife and community recreation within the Elkhart River and Goshen Dam Pond watershed.

The Elkhart River Restoration Association, Inc. is a group of concerned citizens, landowners, organizations, businesses, and governments, that promote good stewardship to improve, preserve and protect he environmental, recreational and economic benefits of the Elkhart River watershed, though education, proper land use practices, and by showing respect and care for this valuable resource.

A cooperative effort of four local government entities in Elkhart County, Indiana: the Town of Bristol, City of Elkhart, City of Goshen, and Elkhart County to implement  their Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) plan.  The plan includes six minimum control measures and outlines programs to improve the quality of stormwater that runs off of land and into rivers, lakes, and streams.

“The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) provides America’s farmers and ranchers with financial and technical assistance to voluntarily put conservation on the ground, not only helping the environment, but agricultural operations too.”

Local Soil and Water Conservation Districts