We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and protecting water quality in Jackson Hole.
At first glance, Jackson Hole’s water resources seem to be a picture of health. Look closer, and you’ll find that water pollution in our valley is being caused by excess nutrients that threaten serious damage to human health, the environment, and the economy across Teton County, Wyoming.
Excess nutrients tied to our growing population are degrading water quality throughout Teton County. Disturbing examples of nutrient pollution are already evident in the Hoback area and Kelly, WY, and elevated nitrate levels in groundwater, a sign of contamination, have been documented at several locations across Teton County.
Climate change, a growing population, and increasing tourism will likely raise the problem of nutrient pollution to crisis levels if action is not taken. Essential solutions to our nutrient pollution problems are now underway but much more must be done.
Protect Our Water Jackson Hole is focused on reducing nutrients from sources such as wastewater, landscape fertilizer, pets, and livestock through county-wide solutions.