If you are willing to assume an active role with a strong commitment to improving the environment and the quality of life of your community, we invite you to apply to the Watershed Stewards Academy and become a Master Watershed Steward.
Qualified applicants will:
- Live within the community they represent and be actively engaged in community activities
- Be a resident of Washington DC, Prince George's County or Montgomery County (with the exception of 1-2 slots for persons from other local jurisdictions wishing to initiate WSA in their county)
- Complete the application process
- Be proficient in basic computer skills such as Microsoft Office, internet browsing and mapping programs, and be willing to learn new programs
- Have experience with public speaking and meeting facilitation
- Be willing to serve as a community resource for environmental and watershed information
- Complete the Master Watershed Steward training program (all sessions are mandatory attendance). View the full class schedule and class description.
- Completion of at least one self-directed community restoration project
To remain an active member of the WSA, a Master Watershed Steward must:
- Attend at least 2 professional development seminars per year
- Complete at least 40 hours of community service per year on restoration efforts within his/her sub-watershed
Please fill out the Application for Fall 2011 Class (electronically or in hard copy). You may mail, e-mail, or fax your completed application form to Lee Cain at the Anacostia Watershed Society, 4302 Baltimore Avenue, Bladensburg, MD 20710. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone 202.486.6491. Fax 301-699-3317.
Application deadline is July 20, 2011. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by August 1, 2011. In some cases, qualified applicants may be asked for an interview.