Why Join Stream Stewards?

If you are…

  • A Clark County citizen concerned about our local watersheds
  • Interested in local flora and fauna
  • Committed to bettering your community through action

…then the Stream Stewards program is for you! Join us and learn about local environmental topics through professional-level, skill-based workshops.

Workshops and Events

The seven-week Stream Stewards course will increase your awareness of geology, hydrology, riparian and wetland habitat, wildlife, water quality and stream restoration. Stewards also enjoy social events and continuing education workshops throughout the year. Previous continuing education topics have included winter twig identification, bird call identification and bioengineering.

All Stream Stewards receive hands-on experience and teaching opportunities, plus the fun of teaming up with like-minded individuals. Upon completion of the workshops, Stewards have greater understanding of the critical components of a healthy environment, including what makes a healthy habitat and how societies affect habitat.

Classes are held on Saturdays (8:30am – 2pm) and Tuesdays (6 – 8:30pm) from September 21 – November 2.

It’s Free!

Tuition is free of charge. However, Stream 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 of these activities include leadership opportunities and Stream Steward exclusives. If you want to help spread the word about this program, you can pass out this flyer. We offer volunteer opportunities to suit everyone’s interests and abilities! Apply online to be a Stream Steward or fill out a printable application.

Schedule

Date and TimeWorkshop Topic
Saturday, September 21
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Geology and Hydrology
Tuesday, September 24
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Salmon and other Fish
Saturday, September 28
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Birds and Mammals
Tuesday, October 1
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Reptiles and Amphibians
Saturday, October 5
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Water Quality and Macroinvertebrates
Tuesday, October 8
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Pollinators of the Pacific Northwest
Saturday, October 12
8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Planting Leader Training (optional)
Tuesday, October 15
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Native and Invasive Plants
Saturday, October 19
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Stream Restoration
Tuesday, October 22
NO CLASS
Saturday, October 26
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Make a Difference Day
Tuesday, October 29
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Effective Communication
Saturday, November 2
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Naturescaping and Graduation