Become a Master Watershed Steward
"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 JACKSON, MASTER 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.
- 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 live, work, 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.
Attendance at one of our orientations is required prior to submitting an application. Information sessions are held May-September in various locations around Anne Arundel County. Click here for a schedule of upcoming sessions.