Rain to Rivers...Wise Choices for Cleaner Waters is an education campaign sponsored by Rain to Rivers of Western Wisconsin, a partnership between several local and county governments who are all required to have state permits to regulate storm water. Rain to Rivers also receives support and assistance from UW-Extension, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Rain to Rivers facilitates the coordination of information and education programs among the different members. A cooperative agreement is in place between members that identifies the scope of the group's tasks and responsibilities.
Members meet monthly, and meeting locations rotate through the various member jurisdictions. Meeting agendas are comprised of various project updates, reports from UW-Extension and WDNR partners, identifying and mobilizing for potential I&E opportunities, and occasional tours.
The regional UW-Extension Natural Resource Educator is a member of the forum and contributes to educational programs. WDNR staff attend Rain to Rivers meetings, primarily in an advisory capacity to ensure that programs meet expectations for permit programs.