Make a resolution to give back in 2019! Help protect our streams and rivers by becoming a Master Watershed Steward!
The Penn State Master Watershed Steward Program in Bucks County is training a new class of volunteers this spring. The program provides 40 hours of water and natural resource training for citizens that have an interest in the environment, a willingness to learn more and a strong desire to make a difference in the community.
After training, volunteers engage in projects to help protect our streams, rivers and wildlife habitat. Examples of projects include designing and installing demonstration rain gardens or streamside plantings, stream monitoring and organizing educational workshops that address topics like backyard conservation or homeowner stormwater management.
The training program begins Thursday, April 4th, 2019 and continues on subsequent Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:30pm through July. Training is held at the Bucks County Extension office and local partnering environmental organizations. The curriculum also features three hands-on Saturday field trips.
For more information about the Master Watershed Steward Program, costs and volunteer commitment, or to request an application for the 2019 training program, contact Master Watershed Coordinator Kathleen Connally at 215-345-3283 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A public information session will be held Friday, January 25th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Bucks County Extension Office auditorium, 1282 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, PA, 18901.