Restoration Project Form

What does this form collect?

  • Information about Restoration Projects in Anne Arundel County--both large and small--that have gone into the ground under the leadership of a Master Watershed Steward. These projects include:

    • Conservation Landscapes

    • Rain Gardens

    • Rain Barrels

    • Bioretention Areas

    • Invasive Species Removal

    • Pet Waste Signs

    • Tree Plantings (Buffer and Upland)

    • Bay Grasses Plantings (SAV)

    • Oyster Planting

    • Living Shoreline Restoration

Who Should fill out this form?

  • The Steward serving as the project lead should fill out the information on this form.  Master Watershed Steward Candidates on the Rainscaping Track should use this form to enter information about their capstone projects.

Steward Action Form

What does this form collect?

  • All other volunteer work performed on behalf of WSA should be entered here.  This is where you can report

    • Maintenance Work

    • Monitoring Work

    • Your support of another Steward’s rainscaping project

    • Outreach: events, written communications, lectures, presentations, discussions

    • Educational Programs for school-age children with an Environmental Literacy focus

    • Continuing Education: your attendance at WSA’s annual conference, and other classes that further your knowledge about stormwater and environmental concerns

    Who should fill out this form?

  • Everyone! WSA is a big family and we would love to have all our volunteers report their action!  This form will ask you to select one of the following “Affiliations”:

    • Master Watershed Steward

    • Master Watershed Steward Candidate

    • Congregational Steward

    • Community Steward

    • Volunteer

How does WSA use the data from these forms?

We use these forms to REPORT action, RAISE funds, and RECERTIFY Stewards.

  • REPORT: WSA reports the data to Anne Arundel County and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) on an annual basis.

  • RAISE: We use this information to raise money from additional grant-funding organizations and private donors. Your submissions help us to demonstrate the impact that WSA has on reducing stormwater in our watersheds, and in turn, helps guarantee that we will be able to build our programs going forward.

  • RECERTIFY: WSA uses these forms to ensure that their Master Watershed Stewards have completed their service and continuing education requirements. Stewards are recertified on an annual basis.

    • Each year, we expect Certified Master Watershed Stewards to:

      • Perform a minimum of 40 hours of community service in the form of Watershed Action.

      • Complete an additional 8 hours of Continuing Education.

        In order to maintain your annual certification as a Master Watershed Steward, you should plan to report your hours on a regular basis.  

Additional Information

Rainscaping Form

  • The information you submit enters a database that tracks all projects installed under the leadership of our Stewards.

  • When you submit an entry, you help ensure a record in our database for each WSA Project in Anne Arundel County. You also help us achieve our goal of tracking and maintaining these projects going forward.

Steward Action Form

  • Please keep in mind that funding organizations are especially keen to know the number of hours our Stewards and volunteers have served--and the number of individuals they have engaged through their outreach efforts!

  • We no longer track attendance and hours at networking events. While Master Watershed Stewards are strongly encouraged to attend networking events throughout the year, WSA decided focus the data collected in this form on service and continuing education--the most crucial requirements for recertification.