Are you a concerned citizen who is interested in learning more about our local watersheds?
The Stream Stewards program is for you! Applications are due by September 15, 2012.
The Stream Stewards program was created specifically for concerned citizens interested in local flora and fauna who are committed to bettering their community through action. The Stream Stewards program allows Clark County residents to learn about local environmental topics through professional level, skill based workshops.
The goal of this six-week course is to increase awareness about geology, hydrology, riparian and wetland habitat, wildlife, water quality and stream restoration. See class list here. Stewards are also able to enjoy social events and increase their knowledge through continuing education workshops offered throughout the year. Previous continuing education topics have included winter twig identification, bird call identification and bioengineering.
Tuition is free of charge. However, Stewards are asked to complete 45 hours of volunteer time through a variety of activities with the StreamTeam or a program partner in their first year. Many are leadership opportunities and Stream Steward exclusives. There is a payback opportunity for everyone's interests and abilities!
The Stewards receive hands on experience, the opportunity to interact with like minded individuals and a chance to teach others. Upon completion of the workshops, Stewards understand what makes a healthy habitat, how societies affect habitat and have increased awareness of the critical components of a healthy environment.
Photo: Stream Steward Sonya Norton celebrates her achievement as the 2011 StreamTeam Volunteer of the Year. Pictured, left to right, are Ashley King (StreamTeam Program Coordinator) and Sonya Norton.