Call for Volunteers – Become a Master Watershed Steward

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The Penn State Extension Master Watershed Program in Berks County will be training a new class in 2019. We are looking for individuals who have an interest in the environment, a willingness to learn more and most importantly, a strong desire to make a difference in the community. So whether you are a teacher, an accountant, a construction worker, a homemaker, a student, or have another background, YOU can become a Master Watershed Steward.

To become a certified Master Watershed Steward, you must complete 40 hours of training and fulfill 50 hours of volunteer service. After becoming certified, you can maintain your status by giving at least 20 volunteer hours and attending at least 10 hours of continuing education annually.

Master Watershed Stewards volunteer in the community to improve the health of our streams, rivers and other natural resources by:

  • organizing educational events
  • designing demonstration rain gardens
  • working with municipal officials
  • organizing stream clean ups
  • performing stream monitoring
  • teaching about the environment
  • and in many other ways

Information meetings will be held January 28 and February 11, 2019, in the Berks County Agricultural Center auditorium, 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport, PA  19533, from 6 to 8 PM.

RSVP to contact information below.

For more information, contact Karin Wulkowicz, Coordinator krw42@psu.edu

610-378-1327, x 221

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