The Howard County Watershed Stewards Academy increases the number and diversity of trained volunteers who have the knowledge and skill required to enhance the health of our local streams, rivers, and lakes. Watershed Stewards work with neighbors to provide best storm water management practices.
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Why Are Watershed Stewards Needed?
The Howard County Watershed Stewards Academy is a training program to empower residents to improve the water quality of local streams. Stewards become community leaders in reducing harmful effects of polluted stormwater running off into our streams.
The Academy provides Stewards knowledge and expertise from lecturers, training in using watershed assessment tools for analyzing stormwater runoff and hands-on experience installing a solution to a stormwater management problem. A consortium of experienced stormwater management practitioners will provide Stewards with on-going support for their community projects.