Our Mission

Our Mission is to empower communities to protect and restore the waterways where we live, work, and play.

Vision Statements

Restoration Vision Statement: To restore Tennessee Valley and Caribbean rivers, creeks, and streams to a healthy biodiversity and their natural function through positive actions of watershed residents. 

Education Vision Statement: To empower students to become environmental stewards and take action to improve our watersheds.

Core Values

At WaterWays we hold these core values:

Respect – Offer an environment that enables people to feel a connection to their waterways that creates a desire to respect all living things because of that connection.

Protect – Preserve the natural ecosystems we encounter.

Educate – Help people learn about and become acquainted with their watershed and its ecosystem, various habitats, wildlife, and the effect human interaction has on the land.

Explore – Empower, lead, and assist people in exploration of their local ecosystem.

Restore- Help community members to make positive impacts in their local watershed.

Diversity Statement

WaterWays is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where all board members, staff, volunteers, and members feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias.