Bucks/Montgomery County Master Watershed Stewards Program

Bucks County & Montgomery County will offer training in 2018. Classes will be Thursday evenings, 5:45pm-9:00pm, beginning May 17th, 2018. Free public information sessions are being held in both counties - see below for dates and times. Applications should be submitted by Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Master Watershed Steward watering a newly-planted tree in Chalfont, PA

Master Watershed Steward watering a newly-planted tree in Chalfont, PA

If you have an interest in the environment and the water we drink, a willingness to learn more, and most importantly, a strong desire to make a difference in the community, Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Steward Program may be a good fit for you! 
The program offers 50 hours of training for ordinary citizens on numerous environmental topics including water quality, stream health, native plants, habitat, recreation, groundwater and much more. To become certified as a Master Watershed Steward, you must complete 50 hours of training through Penn State Extension and fulfill 50 hours of volunteer service the year after training. In subsequent years, Master Watershed Stewards maintain their status by fulfilling 20 hours of volunteer time to watershed projects or programs, and attending a minimum of ten hours of continuing education training provided by Penn State Extension. Examples of watershed projects and programs include organizing stream cleanups, designing and installing demonstration rain gardens or stream-side plantings, and organizing educational workshops that address topics such as backyard conservation or homeowner stormwater management.
The 2018 training program runs mid-May through mid-September. There are no classes the weeks of Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.  The course also includes three Saturday field trips. Classes will be held at the Bucks & Montgomery County Extension offices and at partnering environmental organizations throughout the region. 
Free public information sessions will be held on the following Monday evenings:

March 5th
and April 2nd, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:00pm 
Montgomery County Extension Office
1015 Bridge Road, Suite H, Collegeville, PA 19426

February 26th and March 26th, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bucks County Extension Office 
1282 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 

No prior watershed knowledge is required to take the Master Watershed Steward training course.
To register for the free information session, request an application, or for more information about the Master Watershed Steward program including costs and volunteer commitment, contact Kathleen Connally by email at kxc30@psu.edu
Applications are due by April 10, 2018.
Kathleen Connally 
Master Gardener /Master Watershed Steward Coordinator 
Email: kxc30@psu.edu 



Contact Information

Kathleen Connally
  • Master Gardener Coordinator
Phone: 215-345-3283