Recognizing the importance of strong watershed stewardship in the Lehigh Valley, AMC has partnered with the Watershed Coalition of the Lehigh Valley and other allies to create the Master Watershed Steward Program.
The program is based on Penn State's successful Master Gardener Program, but is focused on giving participants the knowledge and confidence to protect streams and watersheds in the Lehigh Valley. Class topics will include water chemistry, stream ecology, regional history, soil and geology, stormwater and flooding, native and invasive species, the hydrologic cycle, and wetlands biology, as well as how to work effectively with the community and with elected officials and government agencies. Graduates will also complete design and carry out a community project to benefit their watershed.
This is the first class of its kind, but we hope to expand this program to the rest of the state in the coming years. If you or someone you know would like to be part of the first group of certified Master Watershed Stewards, please get in touch with Erin Frederick by calling 610-391-9840 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.