STROUDSBURG, Pa. — The Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward program is now accepting applications for the Spring 2022 training program!. Join us virtually on Thursday, January 6th or Thursday, January 13th at 7:00 pm for information about the Monroe County program and to learn more about how you can partake in this exciting opportunity! Registration open houses can be found at:
The MWS program provides extensive coursework in water and natural resources with ongoing volunteer and educational opportunities that allow participants to make a difference in their communities. We are seeking individuals who enjoy learning, have the desire and time to volunteer and appreciate working with others. For a brief overview of what we are about, please go to:
This Spring’s training will be held virtually via Zoom on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm starting March 10th and ending in mid June. Optional in-person field trips will be scheduled locally with Covid-19 safety measures in place.
In addition to 40 hours of classroom instruction, candidates must agree to perform 50 hours of volunteer service their first year, followed by 20 hours per year thereafter. Activities include organizing educational events, designing demonstration rain gardens, organizing stream cleanups, planting riparian forest buffers, monitoring streams and more.
If you are interested in attending our Spring 2022 training, the application can be found, filled in, and submitted electronically at the following link:
–Penn State Extension