Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy
Watershed Stewards Academy builds capacity in Anne Arundel County by training Master Watershed Stewards to help their neighbors reduce pollution in our local creeks and rivers. Our hands on certification course gives Stewards the tools to implement change in their communities, turning knowledge into action. Stewards work with their communities to install projects such as rain gardens or conservation landscapes and to reduce pollution at its source. Collectively, these small community based actions are improving the health of the larger Chesapeake Bay watershed.
The Anne Arundel Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) was created out of a partnership between Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center and the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works to build capacity of Anne Arundel County neighborhood residents to reduce pollutants entering local waterways via stormwater. Launched in 2009, WSA supports over 140 Certified Master Watershed Stewards and a Consortium of Support Professionals including over 80 governmental, nonprofit and business professionals who provide technical assistance to Master Watershed Stewards by consulting on design and development of watershed restoration projects.
Master Watershed Stewards are a long term peer-to-peer presence in communities, facilitating real change to improve our waterways.