Watershed Stewards Academy

Training Community Leaders for Watershed Protection
Watershed Stewards Academy
Training Community Leaders for Watershed Protection

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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. Participants become Master Watershed Stewards when they complete the courseworkand an approved capstone project.

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. 

Fall 2020 session is now full.

Fall 2020 Class Dates

  • Tuesday Classes - Virtual over Zoom from 6-8pm:
    • September 29
    • October 6, 13, 20, 27
    • No Class November 3 - Voting Day
    • November 10, 17
  • Saturday Classes - In-person:
    • October 3 - Earth Day (Class Action Project)
    • October 17 - Anacostia Local History and Boat Tour
    • November 7 - Explore Your Stream - Nash Run & Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
    • January 30 - Capstones & Coffee - Steward Project Presentations

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

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.

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