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Thursday, June 23, 2011
Become a Master Watershed Steward
Below is an announcement from the organizers of the Master Watershed Academy. This a fantastic program and is a great way to help the Anacostia River in the Maryland-DC area.
Become a Master Watershed Steward in the National Capital Region!
Applications Open NOW - Deadline July 22nd
The fall course of the cutting edge National Capital Region-Watershed Stewards Academy will begin in September.
A 15-class course spanning 5 months, the Academy will be held primarily at the University of the District of Columbia at the Van Ness campus in DC right near Metro.
Through the course, we will help empower community activists and leaders help their neighbors change how they handle stormwater. Participants become Master Watershed Stewards by completing the course and taking on a Capstone Project that will begin to reduce pollution and runoff at its source, neighborhood by neighborhood.
Applicants will be drawn from the District, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. Course charge is $225, but scholarships are available.
The Academy is being run by a coalition of local and regional watershed nonprofit organizations.
If you want to expand your activism and deepen your knowledge base and resources about the environment as it pertains to watersheds and stormwater management and the quality of life of your community, we invite you to apply to the Watershed Stewards Academy.