The Cumberland County Penn State Extension is launching its Master Watershed Steward (MWS) Program! This program, already active and making a difference in 17 other counties in Pennsylvania, recruits community volunteers with an interest in water quality and natural resource conservation. The volunteers are formally trained in classroom and hands-on settings in environmental resources, stewardship and education. Stewards are then engaged in watershed education, research and restoration projects throughout Cumberland County.

To become a certified MWS, a 40-hour training program and 50 hours of volunteer service is required the first year. Certification is maintained in subsequent years by contributing a minimum of 20 volunteer hours and 10 hours of continuing education annually.

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