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 22 through November 3.

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

DateDay of WeekTimeTopic
September 22Saturday8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Geology and Hydrology
September 25Tuesday6 to 8:30 p.m.Mammals of the Pacific Northwest
September 29Saturday8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Water Quality and Macroinvertebrates
October 2Tuesday6 to 8:30 p.m.Native and Invasive Plants
October 6Saturday8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Birds and Fish
October 9Tuesday6 to 8:30 p.m.Reptiles and Amphibians
October 13Saturday9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Planting Leader Training
October 16Tuesday6 to 8:30 p.m.Pollinators
October 20Saturday8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Intro to Stream Restoration
October 23TuesdayNo Class
October 27Saturday8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Make a Difference Day service project
October 30Tuesday6 to 8:30 p.m.Effective Communication
November 3Saturday8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Naturescaping