2014 Master Watershed Steward Program Call for Volunteers
Posted: March 18, 2014
The program, which was first launched in 2013 by Lehigh County Extension, is a citizen science training program that empowers everyday people to take action to address local watershed issues. The Master Watershed Steward Program provides training for ordinary citizens without formal natural resource education backgrounds, with the goal of strengthening local capacity for the management and protection of streams, rivers and watersheds throughout Montgomery County.
Examples of watershed projects and programs include designing and installing demonstration rain gardens or streamside plantings, and organizing educational workshops that address such topics as backyard conservation or homeowner stormwater management.
The new training program will begin the week of August 21st and continues on subsequent Thursdays during the evening through early November. The course also includes three hands-on Saturday field trips. Classes will be held at partnering environmental organizations throughout Montgomery County.
The 2014 Master Watershed Stewards Program is a collaborative effort of Penn State Extension, Montgomery and Lehigh Counties, the PA Environmental Council, Montgomery County Planning Commission, Appalachian Mountain Club, the Water Resources Education Network, Natural Lands Trust, Watershed Coalition of the Lehigh Valley and Cerulean,LLC .