Montgomery County Master Watershed Stewards Program

Montgomery County will be training a new class in 2017.

MWS trainees learning about macroinvertabrates at the Norristown Farm Park

MWS trainees learning about macroinvertabrates at the Norristown Farm Park

Whether you are a teacher, an accountant, a construction worker, a homemaker, a student, or have another background, YOU can become a Master Watershed Steward.

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.

For more information about the next training or becoming a MWS volunteer contact: Jim Francoeur jmf504@psu.edu or 610-489-4315

The Montgomery County Master Watershed Steward Program is a partnership between:

  • Penn State Extension
  • Montgomery County Conservation District
  • Montgomery County Planning Commission
  • Natural Lands Trust
  • Pennsylvania Environmental Council
  • Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy
  • Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association
  • Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Watershed Coalition of Lehigh Valley