What are the Roles of Master Watershed Stewards?
After completing all required education and project hours, Master Watershed Stewards are to:
- Continue learning about and engaging in watershed stewardship, through local continuing education and volunteer opportunities announced by the local hosts, the OSU WE Team, or other natural resource organizations.
- Support watershed groups with similar goals.
- Serve as a point of contact for community members seeking assistance and refer people to OSU Extension Service, local supporting agencies, and watershed groups for reference materials, training, and assistance.
- Master Watershed Stewards are not expected to serve as watershed management educators to the community.
What Benefits Will Master Watershed Stewards Receive?
- High awareness and significant knowledge related to watershed principles and management and working together with people of diverse values and positions.
- A better ability to discuss watershed concepts with natural resource agencies, policy makers, and others. A greater capacity to serve as a watershed council member or in your community.
- A working knowledge of technical assistance and resources from OSU Extension and other natural resource agencies.
- A copy of the Watershed Stewardship Learning Guide (reference notebook).
- A Certificate of Accomplishment and a token for completing the program and a project.
- Assistance completing a project and a chance to apply learned principles.
- An applied level of understanding and skill about watershed stewardship