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 will be held on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Tuesdays from  6:00 to 8:30 p.m. starting September 24, 2016 ending November 5, 2016. Workshop schedule and topics are as follows:

Date and TimeWorkshop Topic
Saturday, September 24
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Geology and Hydrology
Tuesday, September 27
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Northwest Mammals
Saturday, October 1
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Water Quality and Aquatic Insects
Tuesday, October 4
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Northwest Pollinators
Saturday, October 8
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Northwest Birds and Plants
Tuesday, October 11
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Reptiles and Amphibians
Saturday, October 15
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Leader Training (Optional)
Tuesday, October 18
Saturday, October 22
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Make a Difference Day
Tuesday, October 25
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Salmon and Other Fish
Saturday, October 29
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Riparian Restoration
Wednesday, November 2
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Outreach and Communication
Saturday, November 5
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Naturescaping and Graduation

For a printable schedule, click here.

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 to be a Stream Steward below or fill out a printable application.