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December 13, 2022

Master Watershed Steward Training Program Accepting 2023 Applications

The Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward program is now accepting applications for the Spring 2023 training program!

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The MWS program provides extensive coursework in water and natural resources with ongoing volunteer and educational opportunities that allow participants to make a difference in their communities. We are seeking individuals who enjoy learning, have the desire and time to volunteer and appreciate working with others.

For a brief overview of what we are about, please go to:

https://extension.psu.edu/programs/watershed-stewards/about.

This Spring’s training will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday evenings at 6:00- 8:30 pm starting March 8th and ending on June 7. Optional in-person field trips will be scheduled locally with Covid-19 safety measures in place.

In addition to 40 hours of classroom instruction, candidates must agree to perform 50 hours of volunteer service their first year, followed by 20 hours per year thereafter. Activities include organizing educational events, designing demonstration rain gardens, organizing stream cleanups, planting riparian forest buffers, monitoring streams and more.

If you are interested in attending our Spring 2023 training, there will be two information sessions, registration required, on;

January 11, 2023 at 6pm- https://web.cvent.com/event/88824683-1a06-47ae-9983-5d3e51c2eacf/summary.

January 18, 2023 at 6pm- https://web.cvent.com/event/c60f0561-60ed-4f4a-b8a4-2919f3a2e61e/summary.

The application can be found, filled in, and submitted electronically at the following link:

https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eLhq9J1HsIFhpzf.