BWA is excited to see that a Master Watershed Steward program is about to begin in Monroe County. In this worthy program, individuals with passion for water quality can receive training on how they can use their energies and skills to help protect the environment and water quality.
We encourage interested individuals to attend the informational meeting. See details below:
Penn State Extension and the Monroe County Conservation District are excited to launch the Master Watershed Steward Program.
The Master Watershed Steward program is a collaborative effort between Penn State Extension, Monroe County Conservation District, and local conservation groups. It is similar to the Master Gardener program and is designed to train people in a formal way about the basics of water resource stewardship, creating an energized and educated group of citizens. The MWS program is in 13 counties across the state and has 194 volunteers that have contributed over 7,500 volunteer hours in 2017.
We are recruiting 20-25 interested people for the class of 2018.
The class will consist of 40 hours of training on various topics, including water quality, stream health, groundwater, native plants, and recreational resources.
Once this part of the training is complete, trainees perform 50 hours of volunteer service on selected projects such as:
- Organizing and executing stream cleanups.
- Designing and installing demonstration rain gardens.
- Assist in stream restorations.
- Organize educational workshops addressing topics such as rain barrels, pollution prevention, invasive plant control, and stormwater management.
Applicants are welcome from all walks of life. If under 18, you must be accompanied by a guardian or adult.
The program will start on Thursday, March 1, 2018, 6:00-8:30 pm
and will continue every Thursday through May.
There will be several Saturday field trips.
An informational session at 6:30 pm will be held on Thursday, January 18, at:
Monroe County Conservation District
8050 Running Valley Rd.
If interested, please contact:
Penn State Extension
724 Phillips Street, Suite 201
Stroudsburg, PA 18360