Contact BECWA

Mailing Address

Black Earth Creek Watershed Association
4296 County P
Cross Plains, WI 53528
Phone: 608-320-3243

BECWA President

Phone: 608-320-3243


Board of Directors

Resident of the Town of Cross Plains, Honorary Fellow at UW-Madison Integrative Biology Department, and a joint appointment as an adjunct faculty member in Entomology, specialty is aquatic entomology and stream ecology.

Barbara Borns -Secretary
Retired from the University of Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies; town of Vermont resident.

David Lucey - Treasurer 608-798-4669

Lifetime resident of the Watershed, former Plan Commission and Town of Berry Board member, retired Waunakee teacher with 41 years of experience.

Richard Anderson

Village of Cross Plains resident and former President of Village board, Professor of Pharmacology, UW-Medical School and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Entomology at UW Madison.

Johnny Armstrong

Wisconsin DNR grant accountant, watershed resident, Mazomanie volunteer firefighter, and avid fisherman. Johnny also manages our website and social media pages.  

Steve Born
Professor Emeritus of Environmental Planning, former volunteer Chair National TU, former state agency official (State Planning Director, State Energy Director), water resources professional expert, and trout fishing addict!

Kathy Haig Long time resident of the watershed and environmental advocate, now living in Town of Berry. Teaching at Wisconsin Heights School. 

Christopher Long
Chris is a Town of Black Earth resident, a lifelong trout angler and a member of SouthernWisconsin Trout Unlimited and Wolf Run Association. His professional interests are in multi-media and digital strategies.

Andy Morton

Retired Wisconsin DNR regional supervisor in the water program where he was responsible for managing several water programs including groundwater, nonpoint, wastewater, water quality, fisheries, and nonpoint. Retiring in 2018 after 36 years with the agency, he now has more time to devote to trout fishing on Black Earth Creek.

Deb Weitzel
Recently retired science teacher from Middleton high school after 34 years. She engaged students in a variety of activities related to the Black Earth Creek and other environmental conservation projects. 

Past Presidents

Steve Born, Ron Ahner, James Van Duerzen, Barbara Borns

Past Board Members

Vern Wendt, Tim Grizwold, Robert Boehnen, Del Esser, Tim Mattix, Walter Haack, Lee Swanson, Bud Sather, Jeff Rettenmund, Jim Festge, Wendy Sterne, Jim Troupis, Tom Ehlert, Kenneth Zander, John Mulligan, Porter Martin, Carl Jones Jr., Wayne Round, Jeff Postle, Pam Bosben, Briana Burns, Dan Buckland, Richard Anderson

BECWA est. 1987