Master Water Stewards: Protecting water at a community level

Check out the 2013-2016 MWS Annual Report.

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

Since Freshwater Society developed the Master Water Stewards program in 2013, 138 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 83 projects, including rain gardens, rain barrels, cisterns, a dry creek bed, and a permeable driveway
  • Prevented well over 1.2 million gallons of polluted stormwater runoff from entering our lakes, rivers, and creeks each year!

In October, the current class of 57 stewards will be certified, and the program will expand statewide in 2018.


Learn more and apply: masterwaterstewards.org

For more information contact:

Deirdre Coleman
Freshwater Society
651-313-5806
dcoleman@freshwater.org