The Penn State Master Watershed Steward program was established to strengthen local capacity for management and protection of watersheds, streams, and rivers, by educating and empowering volunteers across the Commonwealth. This program provides extensive training in watershed management to volunteers who, in return, educate the community about watershed stewardship based on University research and recommendations.
York County began the Master Watershed Steward Program in 2016 and has successfully trained over seventy volunteers. Together they are educating the community about water resources and are busy doing on-the-ground projects to improve the quality of our streams and rivers.
The Penn State Extension is accepting applications for people interested in becoming Master Watershed Stewards in York County. There will be a virtual Master Watershed Steward Open House Monday, February 1st at 7pm for anyone interested in becoming a steward. The next MWS Training will be virtual and will begin March 3rd.
So far, the program has been a great success here in York County. Stewards are busy educating the public about our natural resources and are also implementing best management practices such as riparian buffers and rain gardens to help improve water quality. If you are interested in attending the Open House, join the following Zoom link: https://psu.zoom.us/j/95905573642