Lehigh and Northampton Counties Master Watershed Steward Program

Call For Volunteers! Lehigh and Northampton Counties will offer training again in Spring of 2018.

Call for Volunteers.

Call for Volunteers.

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 2018 training program will begin on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, and continue on subsequent Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. through mid-June. The sessions will be held at partnering environmental organizations throughout the Lehigh Valley. The curriculum also features three hands-on Saturday field trips.

If you are interested in participating, contact Erin Frederick at elf145@psu.edu or 610-391-9840.  


Local Program Partners

The Lehigh Valley Master Watershed Steward Program is a partnership between:

  • Penn State Extension
  • the Watershed Coalition of the Lehigh Valley
  • Northampton County Conservation District
  • Lehigh County Conservation District
  • Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Lehigh Gap Nature Center
  • Wildlands Conservancy
  • Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
  • Nurture Nature Center
  • PA Department of Conservation of Natural Resources.

Program Supporters

  • Deer Park/Nestle Waters
  • Wegmans

Those interested in becoming a Master Watershed Steward should contact:

Erin Frederick