The WSA Consortium of Support Professionals are composed of over 80 governmental, non-profit and business professionals who provide technical assistance to Master Watershed Stewards as they move their communities to action. Consortium members are experts in the fields of conservation, ecology, government laws, landscape architecture,  low impact design, water quality monitoring, watershed assessment, marketing, information technology and many others.  Some Consortium members assist by consulting on design and development of watershed restoration projects, community engagement, technology, grant writing and other areas of expertise.  They may fulfill the role of a “speakers bureau”.  The commitment of each Consortium member will vary and may range from phone call/e-mail support to site visits and speaking engagements.  Consortium members also attend or instruct some sessions of the Certification Training.

For consortium members, benefits are many. Working with the WSA connects Consortium members with community leaders, local governments, and other environmental professionals. The result of this connection, is greater communication, collaboration, and restoration. Consortium members will gain valuable exposure to community groups, networking opportunities, and may gain skilled volunteers or be hired by communities to design or install restoration projects. Other benefits to Consortium members include access to the Tool Box for Sustaining Action and admission to WSA workshops and classes. Not least of these benefits will be cleaner water and informed communities!  

Become a Consortium Member

Professionals from the following agencies and businesses support Master Watershed Stewards as part of the Consortium of Support Professionals:

AA County Department of Inspections and Permits

AA County Forestry Board

AA County Department of Public Works

AA County Bureau of Highways

AA County Office of the County Executive

AA County Waste Management Services

AA County Watershed Ecosystem Restoration Services

Anne Arundel Waterway Restoration Alliance

Advocates for Herring Bay

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Alliance for Sustainable Communities

Architectural Gardens


Brightwater, Inc.

Center for Watershed Protection

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Chesapeake Bay Program

Chesapeake Bay String of Pearls

Chesapeake Bay Trust

Chesapeake Ecology Center

Ciminelli’s Landscape Services, Inc.

City of Annapolis

City of Greenbelt

Critical Area Commission-DNR

Deborah M. Schwab Landscape Architecture

Forestry for the Bay

Furbish Company

Good Earth Gardeners

Greenhorne & O’Mara, Inc.

Greenman Pedersen, Inc.

Low Impact Design Studio

Magothy River Association

Magothy River Land Trust

MD Department of Natural Resources

MD Department of the Environment

Maryland Environmental Trust

Maryland Sea Grant

McHale Landscape Design


Patuxent Riverkeeper

River Network

Scenic Rivers Land Trust

Severn Grove Ecological Design

Severn River Commission

Severn RiverKeeper

Severn River Association

Sigma Engineering

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Southern Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Board

South River Federation

Spa Creek Conservancy

Sustainable Resource Management, Inc.

Underwood & Associates

University of Maryland Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics

University of Maryland Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

University of Maryland Extension

Unity Gardens

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County

Water Savers, LLC

West/Rhode Riverkeeper