Master Water Stewards: Freshwater Society

October 26, 2012

in Ages 18+, Environment - Gardening - Outdoor Activities

We are now accepting applications for the next class of Master Water Stewards!

Since Freshwater developed the Master Water Stewards program in 2013, 277 Stewards have been certified and are volunteering their time for watershed districts, cities, and environmental groups; participating on city and local government boards; influencing policy; and improving the health of our waters. To date, they have:

  • Connected with thousands of people through outreach and educational events
  • Installed or planned more than 100 projects, including rain gardens, rain barrels, cisterns, a dry creek bed, and a permeable driveway
  • Prevented millions gallons of polluted storm water runoff from entering our lakes, rivers, and streams each year!

    The certification process comprises both online and in-person classes covering a wide variety of topics including hydrology, water policy, community engagement, and residential storm water planning. Please contact us using the information below if you are interested in this important volunteer position!

Small changes can make a big difference! Here are some ways you can have an impact on water quality in your own community.

What You Can Do, a fact sheet listing tips for conserving water and links to other resources, such as the Metropolitan Council and the federal Environmental Protection Agency, that offer extensive lists of tips for saving and protecting groundwater. The tips are applicable for individuals, businesses, and communities.

What You Can Do to Save Water and Have a Green Lawn, a fact sheet on conserving water in your lawn and garden.

Community Clean-Up for Water Quality, are hands-on water quality improvement projects that can be held in your area. All it takes are volunteers, bags and some tools!

Location: Within your community
Ages: 18+
Date(s): You determine
Time(s): Varies
Contact: Deirdre Coleman, 651-313-5806,
Time Commitment: Varies

Previous post:

Next post: