Finding and retaining technical support for local watershed initiatives are essential steps toward a productive, influential, and strong organization. Although it would be ideal to recruit a technical expert to sit on the group's board for guidance, it is often necessary to look to government entities, environmental consultants, local colleges and universities, or other environmental groups for advice. Many watershed organizations seek assistance in areas such as problem identification, watershed assessment, geographic information systems (GIS) technology, or organizational development.
Securing financial support for your organization and its watershed initiatives can be difficult without first determining when to begin your search, where to look for benefactors and how to apply for funding. Watershed funding can be found locally as well as nationally and ranges from small watershed organization start-up grants to multi-million dollar state or federal implementation grants.