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Mission Statement

The Friends of the Occoquan (FOTO) is a non-profit organization of local citizens who preserve and maintain the natural integrity of the Occoquan watershed by promoting community awareness through public and private partnerships.

Description

Vision of the Friends: To energize individuals, community and business groups to take on the challenge of keeping the Occoquan Reservoir clean, by controlling excessive sedimentation and pollution to preserve the integrity of the drinking water. This message will be brought to schools, civic groups and clubs, as well as local and federal government agencies. The goals of FOTO are: To coordinate watershed management efforts and programs for the Occoquan Basin; To open communications and develop cooperation among intergovernmental jurisdictions regarding the watershed; to provide decision makers, policy makers, and citizens with accurate information; to develop public and private partnerships focused on maintaining the natural integrity of the Occoquan Watershed; to create a link between the water/wastewater industry and source water protection.

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http://www.friendsoftheoccoquan.org

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