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Are you looking to improve local water quality or to be a leader in your community? Become a Master Watershed Steward! The University of Maryland Extension Program and St. Mary’s County Government are excited to announce the second St. Mary’s County Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) certification course. This is an adult education program that consists of 16 evening sessions from April to September. Stewards will gain hands-on and classroom training in a diverse range of topics including: watershed processes, installation and maintenance of stormwater best management practices, project funding and permitting, community engagement, and much, much more! Participants will receive the tools and resources necessary to assess watersheds, identify pollution sources and restoration opportunities, and educate their community on current water quality issues. Tuition is $50 and includes a toolbox for stewards. Financial assistance is available upon request. Teachers can receive 5 MSDE credits for completing this course!

For more details on this course, or to apply online, please visit and select the St. Mary’s County program. The application deadline is Friday, March 17, 2017 (has been extended).

For more information, please contact Nicole Basenback, Watershed Restoration Program Assistant, at 240-390-4189,, or Jackie Takacs, Watershed Restoration Specialist, at 240-393-6508.