Friends of Koshkonong Creek began with two farmers, one from Cottage Grove and one from Deerfield. They independently worked to improve the water flow of the creek, mainly by removing large tree jams. Once the two met, Dave Muehl and Randy Zakowski, Friends of Koshkonong Creek was formed. Through the cooperation of landowners, the friends began an aggressive plan of removal of large blockages thus making the creek somewhat navigable and improving water flow. By pooling their decades of knowledge about the creek system it was decided that a long-term plan needed to be developed for the Koshkonong water shed. Thus began the quest to involve neighboring governmental municipalities, landowners, and other interested parties to ameliorate the Koshkonong Creek. It is with this alliance of groups that Friends of Koshkonong Creek looks forward to improving the creek's eco system for present and future generations.