June 11 – Information session: Philadelphia Master Watershed Stewards

The Philadelphia County Master Watershed Steward Program will be offering a training in fall of 2020!

Join the community of volunteers working to improve the health of Philly’s waterways!

Master Watershed Stewards volunteer to protect our environment, by:

  • Organizing educational events,  workshops, and community walks
  • Planting trees and restoring streams
  • Sampling water quality and
  • Monitoring wildlife
  • Hosting stream and trash clean-ups
  • Working towards clean waters and environmental justice
  • Designing demonstration rain gardens
  • And more!

First time hearing about the Master Watershed Steward program?  Find out more on our general information page.

How to Apply

Before applying please visit our Do you really want to be a Master Watershed Steward? page. To apply:

1. Download and complete this application (PDF).

2. Submit the completed application by email to Erin Frederick at elf145@psu.edu.

3.  Attend an Online Information Session:

Thursday, June 11th at 6:30 p.m.

         Register here.

Things to Note:

  • Space is limited in the class and not all who apply will be accepted.
  • Attending the class costs $70, thanks to support from the Philadelphia Water Department, and includes the Master Watershed Steward handbook.  Payment is due after notification of your acceptance in the program.  Scholarships are available to individuals with financial hardships.
  • Participants can only miss one class or field trip and still be eligible for graduation of the program. If you miss more than one class, it is the responsibility of the participant to work with the instructors to make up the missed class. Otherwise, you risk not graduating.
  • Graduation is conditional on attending classes, field trips, and passing the final exam.

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