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Penn State Master Watershed Steward Program Accepting Apps
Pennsylvania Ag Connection - 02/08/2019

The Penn State Extension Watershed Steward program is offering training classes across the state to educate and empower volunteers to protect environmental resources. The program provides extensive coursework on water resource topics, such as:

- Groundwater

- Stream ecology

- Wetlands

- Invasive plants

- Water recreation

- Stormwater management

Candidates receive more than 40 hours of in-class and on-the-ground instruction, and contribute 50 hours of volunteer service their first year, followed by 20 hours per year thereafter to maintain their status as Penn State Master Watershed Stewards.

Volunteer activities available to Master Watershed Stewards include:

- Organizing educational events

- Designing demonstration rain gardens

- Organizing stream cleanups

- Working with municipal officials to plant native meadows

- Monitoring streams for bacteria

For more information about the counties with active programs and training schedules, visit the Penn State Extension's website at

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