Become a Master Watershed Steward
"Becoming part of WSA move 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 16 session certification course, offered annually 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.
After 10 successful certification courses and over 180 Master Watershed Stewards trained, we are in the process of innovating our approach to training, and we would appreciate your feedback.
Please answer this short survey to help us re-design our course to meet your needs and learning goals, no later than July 10th.
Informational orientations will be held in August for any prospective Steward candidates who did not attended an informational orientation this spring.
- Is there a flooding or drainage problem in your neighborhood or place of worship?
- Do you want to lead your community 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 or worship 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.