University of Maryland Extension

Calvert County Watershed Stewards Academy


Calling all community leaders! Join us this Fall 2020!

Are you looking to improve local water quality? The Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) is a great opportunity to learn how to solve stormwater problems in your community and to join a local network of energized leaders.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Watershed Stewards Academy!

We are very excited to offer this opportunity to local residents and are diligently planning a virtual course in a variety of modes due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. We recognize that many individuals may not feel entirely comfortable venturing into a classroom or field setting this fall, and hope that this format will allow the course to continue in a safe way.

  • 15 virtual sessions from October to May.
  • Webinars and course materials will be made available online for viewing at your convenience.
  • 3-4 four hour outdoor field sessions – TBD (pending Center for Disease Control, State, University, and County guidelines)


Virtual Information Session

Have questions or want to learn more about the WSA program? Register for one of the virtual information sessions using the links below, and view the flyer HERE. For more information, contact Nicole Basenback at 410-535-3662 or Jackie Takacs at 240-393-6508.


Application Instructions

Please review the Application Information Sheet before applying. If you have further questions before applying, you may email us for more information or attend one of the virtual information sessions (see below). You may submit your completed Calvert County WSA Application to Nicole Basenback at or by mail to the Calvert County Extension office. Applicants will be contacted for a phone interview shortly after the application deadline. The deadline to submit an application for the 2020 WSA Certification Course is Wednesday, September 9, 2020.


Tuition Information

The tuition cost for the Calvert County WSA certification course is $100. Please do not send tuition with application. Payment will be due upon acceptance to the program. A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact Nicole Basenback at for more information.

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