Chester and Delaware Counties Master Watershed Steward Program

Are you interested in the environment? Do you also love to learn and want to make a difference in your community? Come join the Master Watershed Stewards of Chester and Delaware Counties!

2016 MWS training session

2016 MWS training session

Info sessions will provide an overview of the training sessions and program. Attendees will have the opportunity to complete the application and/or pre-training knowledge survey. 

Final Info session date and location

Tuesday, May 22nd, 6:30-7:30 PM, at West Goshen Township Building, Community Room, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380

Applications now due May 30th. Interviews are scheduled in May.

Class sessions will take place primarily in West Chester on Tuesdays from June 5th through August 28th, except for the following dates - 6/19, 7/3, 7/17, and 8/7. One hands-on field trip will take place each month - 6/16 (date may move to 6/23), 7/14, and 8/4.


The Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program inaugural Chester County class finished their training in May 2016 and inaugural Delaware County class completed their training in May 2017. Since then these outstanding groups of volunteers have been volunteering in many ways all over Chester County and Delaware County. Volunteers continue to accrue volunteer service hours and many have reached their required service hours to become official Master Watershed Stewards.

Individuals that have an interest in the environment, a willingness to learn more, and most importantly, a strong desire to make a difference in the community are excellent candidates for the program. To become a certified Master Watershed Steward, you must complete 40 hours of training and fulfill 50 hours of volunteer service within the first year. After becoming certified, you can maintain your status by giving at least 20 volunteer hours and attending at least 10 hours of continuing education annually.

The Chester County and Delaware County Master Watershed Steward Program is a partnership between:

  • Chester County Conservation District
  • Chester County Water Resources Authority
  • Delaware County Conservation District
  • Delaware Valley Creek Association
  • Stroud Research Center

For more information about the program please contact:

Meagan Hopkins-Doerr