University of Maryland Extension

St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

BECOME A CERTIFIED MASTER WATERSHED STEWARD

Calling all community leaders!

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

This is an adult, evening education program. Stewards will gain hands-on and classroom training in a diverse range of topics including: watershed processes, stormwater best management practice installation and maintenance, native plants, project funding and permitting, community engagement, and much more!

Teachers can receive 5 MSDE credits for completing the program.

For more information, contact Nicole Basenback at 301-475-4484 or Jackie Takacs at 240-393-6508.

 

Course Information & Application Instructions

This course is offered every other year. Please visit https://extension.umd.edu/watershed/watershed-stewards-academy for more information about the WSA course and other programs in Maryland. 

 

Find a Steward Near You!

Have a question about rain gardens or rain barrels? Do you want to learn more about why your backyard floods? Please contact Nicole Basenback to request a site visit by a WSA Steward. Meet other Stewards from across Maryland HERE

 

Be the Watershed Steward in your neighborhood. 

Steward Form

Steward activity and project reporting forms can be found HERE.

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