Announcement:  Tri-State Water Quality Council

has ceased operations as of October 2012.

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The non-profit Tri-State Water Quality Council utilizes a non-regulatory approach to design and establish innovative solutions to water quality issues. The Council is a regional leader in establishing collaborative, working partnerships to protect and improve the quality of water throughout the vast Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Watershed.

Members of the Council represent all factions of federal, state and local

governments, tribes, industry, advocacy groups, and private citizens within

the three-state watershed. By promotong dialogue among all stakeholders,

the Council creates an opportunity for diverse and competing interests to

work together to protect the watershed.

The Quintessential Western Watershed

The Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Watershed encompasses 26,000 square miles and 16 million acres from the Clark Fork River headwaters near Butte, Montana, through the Idaho Panhandle and the majestic Lake Pend Oreille, and into Washington via the Pend Oreille River that flows into the mighty Columbia River just over the Canadian border. This system is integral to neighboring communities, business and industry, fish and wildlife species, and local economies that depend on its clean and abundant waters.

Council News

Information from the Forum on Septics, Sewers & Water Quality

held March 27, in Missoula, MT