Protect Our Water Jackson Hole

Protect Our Water Jackson Hole (POWJH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the surface and groundwater in Teton County, Wyoming. POWJH was initially formed as Friends of Fish Creek (FOFC) in 2014. The work we did as FOFC revealed that the effects of nutrient pollution evident in Fish Creek extend far beyond the Westbank of the Snake River, seriously threatening water quality throughout Jackson Hole. Water pollution in our seemingly pristine valley comes from multiple sources that threaten serious damage to the environment, human health, and economy across Teton County, Wyoming.  The work of POWJH is multi-dimensional. Our work includes:

  • Working with community partners to fund, develop, and implement a comprehensive clean water plan;
  • Engaging local government and advocating for improved septic system regulations, public water system protections, and land development regulations that protect surface and groundwater quality;
  • Developing and funding programs to assist property owners with drinking water testing, septic system monitoring, and sewer system hookups;
  • Collaborating with local partners to educate the community on water quality related issues and solutions for protecting and restoring our water resources.