Watershed Outreach and Education Program


ADEQ's Watershed Outreach and Education Program offers a variety of services and tools to facilitate and promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources.

Everyone lives in a watershed. A watershed is an area of land that drains into a central water system, such as a lake, river, or even the ocean. Water that the ground doesn't absorb washes into the nearest body of water, taking with it whatever it passes over, including soil, leaked motor fluids, fertilizers, and pesticides.

Why Watersheds Matter

Watersheds provide our drinking water, habitat for wildlife, soil in which to grow our food, and the streams, rivers, and lakes we use for fishing, boating, and swimming. We all share a common interest in having a healthy watershed.

Watershed Resources

The Watershed Outreach and Education section offers a variety of programs to promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of natural resources, with an emphasis on water conservation.

A Project Wet Coordinator conducts a session at a student outdoor event

Watershed Education Resources

Find upcoming educator workshops, the national program Project WET, classroom and resource material, or request a classroom presentation.

Examples of rain barrels in use in a backyard setting

Residents and Community Watershed Resources

The everyday actions of the people who live in a watershed affect the overall health of the watershed. Find out how you can help.