WSA envisions every community in Anne Arundel County actively engaged to ensure clean waters.

Our mission is to develop citizen leaders to promote community change for clean waters. 

The Backyard Buffer program, supported by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, provides Anne Arundel County homeowners free trees and shrubs to create a native woodland buffer.
A woodland buffer enhances your landscape, creates habitat for wildlife and reduces the amount of sediment, fertilizer, and toxic materials that enter our waterways. Deep-rooted trees and shrubs can also stabilize stream banks, protecting them from erosion. 
More information about Backyard Buffers, including how to determine what size buffer is right for your planting area, can be found here.


Click here to find out how you can become a Master Watershed Steward today!


 Support WSA

Volunteer with a local Watershed Steward. Learn about actions that reduce pollution.  Support real action for clean water through your tax deductible donations.   

Take Action

   Through our Master Watershed             Stewards, we offer technical            assistance for individuals, groups, and neighborhoods, to take action to improve the health of our waterways.