LEESPORT, Pa. — The latest group of 12 Master Watershed Steward volunteers completed their initial training in mid-June 2019. These citizen scientists have received 40 hours of environmental education from local experts. The volunteers will provide 50 hours of service to the Berks County community this first year, with 20 hours every year thereafter, as well as continuing their education.
The Master Watershed Steward program is a collaborative effort between Penn State Extension, Berks Nature, the Berks County Conservation District, and other partner organizations. Master Watershed Stewards are available to teach educational programs, organize stream cleanups, perform water quality testing, assist with stream restoration projects, work with municipalities on stormwater management and perform other water-related activities.
If you are interested in having Berks County Master Watershed Stewards provide conservation outreach for your group or project, please contact Karin Wulkowicz, Penn State Extension/Berks County Master Watershed Steward Coordinator, at 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport, PA 19533; call 610-378-1327; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Penn State Extension, Berks County