Founded in 2001, the Upper White River Basin Foundation, dba H2Ozarks, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote water quality in the upper White River Basin watershed through bi-state collaboration on outreach, public policy, education, research, and action projects in Arkansas and Missouri.
The primary focus of H2Ozarks is on the four major impoundments on the upper White River: Beaver, Table Rock, Taneycomo, and Bull Shoals Lakes, and the rivers and streams which drain into these impoundments. H2Ozarks works with federal, state, and local government agencies and interested citizen groups as an advocate for clean water projects, as a catalyst to create and implement projects to improve water quality, and as a community educator on the causes and impact of reduced water quality within our region.
H2ozarks rely on donations from individuals and businesses who believe in our mission and support our efforts. Through the financial gifts of those who support our organization, H2Ozarks is provided the means to work passionately toward healthier waterways, healthier communities, and the provision of economic vitality in our region.