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Stream Stewards Program

Program Contact: Bridget Gregg, Stream Stewards Education Coordinator

This year, WSU Extension is partnering with the North Olympic Salmon Coalition to offer the 5-week course – see course details and registration link here.

The fun continues after the class

Following the class, WSU Stream Stewards commit to volunteering 20 hours for local water-related programs with WSU Extension, or another of our partner organizations: North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC), Jefferson or Clallam Conservation Districts, the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Streamkeepers, Northwest Watershed Institute, Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife, Jefferson or Clallam County Noxious Weed Control,  Jefferson or North Olympic Land Trust and others.

What is the Stream Steward Program?

The Stream Steward Program provides Jefferson and Clallam County residents with the opportunity to turn environmental knowledge into action. Through this multi-day training, participants learn about connections between our lands and waters, and the life that depends on their health. The training includes lectures, field observations/activities, and connects participants with experts and opportunities to get involved in local efforts.

Upon completion, volunteers are asked to commit to 20 hours of ecosystem-based volunteer service in the next year and report these hours to WSU Extension. Volunteer hours can be applied to a wide range of opportunities that work toward the larger goal of improving the North Olympic ecosystem health. From getting involved in a citizen science project to engaging in public outreach, volunteers can connect with opportunities that fit their skills and interests.

Volunteer projects

Stream Stewards continues the WSU Beach Naturalist and Master Gardener tradition of volunteering in the community. You could help with salmon spawning surveys; take water quality samples; help install rain gardens; hobnob with tourists and friends at the annual festivals and more!



CURRENT VOLUNTEERSClick here to log your volunteer hours for Beach Naturalists or Stream Stewards.