Aug 24th, 2017
Ends: Aug 24th, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Venue: The Depot Coffee House
Location: 9451 Excelsior Blvd | Hopkins
Learn about how to become a Master Water Steward at this informational session. Staff from Freshwater Society will give a brief presentation on the classes and volunteer requirements of the program, and how to apply. The coffee bar will be open until 6:00 PM.
For other info session dates, and to apply, visit masterwaterstewards.org/info-sessions/
What's a Master Water Steward do? They learn all about how to protect local lakes, creeks, and wetlands and then put their knowledge into action in their own communities.
When it rains, oil from cars, salt, fertilizer, litter and other debris flow off the landscape into nearby storm drains, which empty into local lakes and streams. Runoff is the number one threat to clean water and Master Water Stewards play a vital role in reducing its impact. By joining the growing ranks of these passionate and dedicated people, you can make a difference in keeping water clean and healthy.
The 13-session course, which runs from October 2017 through April 2018, is taught by top industry professionals and offers a network of like-minded peers. Stewards then build projects in their neighborhoods that prevent polluted rainwater from entering our lakes and streams and educate their neighbors on clean water issues. Past projects include raingardens, rain barrels, cisterns, water-permeable walkways and other clean water landscaping.
The one-time cost to enroll in the Master Water Stewards Program is $200 per person, which covers course fees and field trips. Scholarships may be available.
To qualify, applicants must live in a participating watershed district and attend an information session. For more details and to apply, visit www.masterwaterstewards.org. The application deadline is September 30, 2017.