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.


  • 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.