Watershed Stewards Academy

Training Community Leaders for Watershed Protection
Watershed Stewards Academy
Training Community Leaders for Watershed Protection
Next Session Starts Fall 2024

The Watershed Stewards Academy equips and supports community leaders to recognize and address local pollution problems in their nearby streams and rivers. WSA provides participants with the tools and resources they need to bring solutions to these problems, restoring their local waterways and the communities they affect. Participants become Master Watershed Stewards when they complete the coursework and an approved capstone project. The curriculum includes sessions on Anacostia River history, Green Infrastructure for stormwater management, water quality, climate resilience for the Chesapeake Bay region, and more, all led by local environmental leaders.

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; and concerned resident to master steward.

Watershed Stewards Academy is funded by the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), Campbell Foundation, the University of Maryland, and the National Science Foundation.

Applications for the Spring 2024 Watershed Stewards Academy are closed. Please check back here for more information on our Fall Cohort at the end of the Summer. Explore the Watershed Stewards Academy Regional Facebook group here. Watch a testimonial video created by one of our Watershed Stewards, Alejandra Sepúlveda.

Alejandra Sepúlveda WSA Testimonial Video
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