Become a Master Watershed Steward

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"Becoming part of WSA moved me from talk to action and gave me a source of experts and support people to assist with action" 
ANN JACKSONMASTER WATERSHED STEWARD

Master Watershed Stewards must live, work or worship in Anne Arundel County.  To become Certified, Stewards attend a 10 session certification course, offered from October to April.  Following the coursework, Stewards complete a capstone project including a community assessment, outreach and education and the installation of a small restoration project. 


Since 2009, WSA has certified over 180 Master Watershed Stewards from Brooklyn Park to Herring Bay! 

Our 10th certification course has been re-designed to include both web-based and in-person sessions that will focus on interactive,  hands-on learning.

Upcoming Informational Orientations: 

Monday, August 14th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  
St. John's Lutheran Church
                              300 West Maple Road                              Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

              Sunday, August 20th, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm                                                                                                   Homestead Gardens                                                                                                                   743 Central Avenue                                                                                                                  Davidsonville, MD 21035

              Tuesday, August 29th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm                                                                                                       Severn Library                                                                                                                        2624 Annapolis Road                                                                                                                     Severn, MD 21144

           Wednesday, September 6th, noon - 1:00 p.m.                                                                                     Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library                                                                                                           269 Hillsmere Drive                                                                                                                    Annapolis, MD 21403

         Monday, September 18th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.                                                                            Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center                                                                                              975 Indian Landing Road

If you are unable to attend any of the sessions listed below, please contact Suzanne Etgen, Executive Director: setgen@aacps.org, 410-222-3831 to schedule a meeting.

Applications may be accessed from our website once orientation is completed and are due no later than September 20th. 


  • Is there a flooding or drainage problem in your neighborhood, school, or place of worship?
  • Do you want to lead your community, school or place of worship to reduce pollution?
  • Want to get off the sidelines and make a real change?

You don’t have to be an expert, we'll show you the way!  The Watershed Stewards Academy is a great opportunity to learn how to solve environmental problems in your community and find a local network of energized leaders. Our hands-on, research-based certification course gives Stewards the tools to implement change in their communities, turning knowledge into action.

Watershed Stewards may choose to serve within the community in which they livework, worship, or educate to install projects such as rain gardens or conservation landscapes and to reduce pollution at its source.  Collectively, these small community based actions are improving the health of the larger Chesapeake Bay watershed.