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Cecil County Watershed Stewards Academy

 
Applications for 2019 Cecil County Watershed Stewards Academy Class Now Being Accepted

The Cecil County Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) is accepting applications for classes starting in the fall of 2019. The program is a partnership with the Cecil County Department of Public Works-Stormwater Management Division and the University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension. The WSA program trains adult community leaders in ways to reduce polluted stormwater runoff, improve local water quality.

Once trained, participants work with other members of their communities to assess watersheds to help identify sources of pollution and restoration opportunities, educate their community on pollution sources and how to reduce them. Educators who successfully graduate and continue their participation in the program are eligible for 5 MSDE CPD credits.

Send completed application and reference forms to Eric Buehl at ebuehl@umd.edu.  For more information about the program or to download the application forms, visit the Cecil County Watershed Stewards Academy website at https://go.umd.edu/UGt.

 

Cecil County Watershed Stewards Academy

The Cecil County Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) is a partnership with the Cecil County Department of Public Works-Stormwater Management Division and the University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension. The WSA program trains adult community leaders in ways to reduce polluted stormwater runoff, improve local water quality. Participants will complete an intensive 16-course training program consisting of classroom and hands-on field work, a class project, and an individual capstone project in their community.
Once trained, participants achieve the designation of Master Watershed Steward and work with other members of their communities to assess watersheds to help identify sources of pollution and restoration opportunities, educate their community on pollution sources and how to reduce them, implement small-scale stormwater management practices such as installing rain barrels or constructing rain gardens, inspect and/or maintain small-scale stormwater management Best Management Practices (BMP), and connect communities with environmental resources and people who can help restore watersheds.
If you would like to learn more about the program or if you have any questions, please contact Eric Buehl (ebuehl@umd.edu) with University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension or Marshall McSorley (MMcSorley@ccgov.org) of the Cecil County Department of Public Works-Stormwater Management Division.

Participants in the Cecil County Watershed Stewards Academy putting the finishing touches on a rain garden at the Fair Hill NRMA. Photo credit: Eric Buehl

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