EcoARC Organizations

These are some of the organizations in Southwestern Wisconsin that are working to keep our area green and resilient.  They all depend on volunteer energy to make a difference. Take a look and see where your skills and interests fit in.



Blue Mounds Area Project

A community-based organization that seeks to inspire, inform and empower private landowners in the Southwestern Wisconsin region to enjoy, protect and restore native biodiversity and ecosystem health. | P.O. Box 332, Mt. Horeb 53572 | 608-561-2627 | LEARN MORE HERE

Citizens Climate Lobby-Iowa County Chapter

A non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Works to empower citizens to connect with and influence their members of Congress to seek passage of a  Carbon Fee and Dividend, a climate change solution that bridges the partisan divide. | County Chapter  contact Chuck Tennessen, (608) 987-3835,  | LEARN MORE HERE

Driftless Area Land Conservancy

Driftless Area Land Conservancy maintains and enhances the health, diversity and beauty of Southwest Wisconsin’s natural and agricultural landscape through permanent land protection and restoration, and connects people to the land and to each other. They  work in partnership with citizens and private landowners through conservation agreements, engaging programming and environmental education. | 118 S Iowa St, Dodgeville, 608-930-3252 | LEARN MORE HERE

Folklore Village

A nationally recognized folk arts and culture center dedicated to enriching lives through time-honored traditions. Each month, Healthy Hoe-Down barn dances highlight a local farm. Connecting dinners highlighting local, sustainable farms with barn dances brings back a basic partnership that once thrived in rural communities. | 3210 CTY BB, Dodgeville, 608-924-4000 | LEARN MORE HERE 

Iowa County-UW Extension

UW outreach office, an educational resource connecting people with the University of Wisconsin and the rich diversity of our state. Emphasizing community, discovery, incluseveness, diversity, relationships and respect. | 303 W Chapel, Dodgeville 53572,  608-930-9850 | LEARN MORE HERE

The Nature Conservancy

The  leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people, protecting the lands and waters of Wisconsin for more than 50 years. | 633 W. Main St., Madison 53703, (608) 251-8140 | LEARN MORE HERE

The Prairie Enthusiasts

Southwest WI Chapter  A private organization committed to the protection and management of native prairie and savanna of the Upper Midwest. Run mainly by volunteers to ensure the perpetuation and recovery of prairie, oak savanna and other associated ecosystems through management, restoration and education. | 110 S. Main St., Viroqua 54665, (608) 638-1873 | LEARN MORE HERE

Sustain Iowa County

Promotes resilience in our community and environment, especially in the production of energy and the use of resources. Projects have included alternatives to high capacity power line construction, working with Upland Hills Health to encourage green initiatives, Adopt-a-Highway volunteers, active newspaper presence and radio public service announcements concerning the impacts of climate change. | (608) 987-3835 |  LEARN MORE HERE

Uplands Garden Club

A non-profit organization of gardening enthusiasts based in Iowa County. Monthly evening meetings the 1st Wednesday of each month. Speakers on a wide variety of topics. Day trips to visit regional gardens. Gardening grants for non-profit and charitable organizations, annual fund-raising plant sale. | LEARN MORE HERE