If you’re inspired to connect with others to make a difference in the health of our local ecosystems, the Stream Steward training program is for you!
What is the Stream Steward Program?
The Stream Steward Program provides Kitsap residents with the opportunity to turn environmental knowledge into action. Through an annual, multi-day training, participants learn about connections between our lands and waters and the life that depends on their health. The training includes classroom sessions, field trips, and hands-on activities, and connects participants with experts and opportunities to get involved in local efforts.
Upon completion, volunteers are required 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 Kitsap 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.
Throughout the training, organizations will provide participants with information about local projects and offer exciting opportunities to plug in and make a difference in Kitsap County.
Sample topics for the 2020 training include:
- Stream and forest ecology and management
- Kitsap plants and wildlife
- Drinking water and water quality in Kitsap
- Opportunities to volunteer with local organizations
Some resources to get you started: