The Freshwater Society and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District are proud to announce the launch of a brand new program to protect water quality in Minnesota. The new Master Water Stewards program will certify and support community leaders to install pollution prevention projects that educate community members, reduce pollutants from urban runoff, and allow more water to soak into the ground before running into storm sewer systems. Modeled after successful Master Gardener programs, volunteer community leaders will participate in a 50-hour program of courses and projects. In this first year of the program, participation is limited to 25 residents of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. 2013 training will be offered at no cost to participants.
Read a news release announcing a $321,945 Clean Water Fund grant for the program. Other funding is provided by:
- Freshwater Foundation
- Cynthia Krieg Watershed Stewardship Fund
- Butler Family Foundation
- Pentair Foundation
- Meadowlark Institute
We invite you to apply to become a Master Water Steward. Don’t worry if you don’t know much about water and urban run-off. We’ll teach you what you need to know. Bring your enthusiasm and love for Minnesota’s water, and we’ll provide the high-level, hands-on teaching you’ll need to become a Master Water Steward.
The application deadline has been extended to March 22! There are still a few spots left. Classes begin in April.
Questions? For more information contact: