Welcome to the National Capital Region Watershed Stewards Academy!

The Watershed Stewards Academy equips and supports community leaders to recognize and address local pollution problems in their nearby streams and rivers. WSA provides community leaders with the tools and resources they need to bring solutions to these problems, restoring their local waterways and the communities they affect. Each repair by each steward adds up in each and every community, with a “flood” of stewards throughout our local watersheds empowered to transform stormwater to clean water, pollution to solution, concerned resident to master steward.

Watershed Stewards Academy Spring 2017 Application is now open!

Click here to apply online!

The Spring 2017 session starts on Monday, March 27, for classes in DC and Wednesday, March 29, for classes in Maryland.

Applications are open until the class is filled. 

DC classes are Monday evenings 6-9pm and Saturdays 9am-12pm (3/27, 4/1, 4/8, 4/10, 4/17, 4/22, 5/1)

Maryland classes are Wednesday evenings and Saturdays 2pm-5pm (3/29, 4/1, 4/8, 4/12, 4/19, 4/22(9am-12pm), 5/3)

Click here to view and download the Spring 2017 WSA flyer.

Do you have some questions before you apply? Would you like more information on becoming a Master Steward? Please click here to fill out the WSA Interest Form, and we will contact you with more information.

Stay in the know about when the next session starts! Click here to signup for the Anacostia Watershed Society's weekly email newsletter.






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Did You Know?

storm*water: (n) any drop of water that does not evaporate or soak into the ground when it rains. Also called polluted runoff.
water*shed: (n) A watershed is an area of land where water collects to flow into a river, a lake, or another large body of water. We all live in a watershed.