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Become a Minnesota Water Steward

Posted: 11/7/22

Join your neighbors to help protect our water

The Minnesota Water Stewards certification program offers a great opportunity for you to join a local network of energized leaders and tackle environmental problems in your community. You don’t have to be an expert. We’ll show you the way! 

Minnesota Water Stewards work within their communities as knowledgeable resources around local water health:

  • Educating Communities: Help neighbors understand the most pressing environmental problems in their area.
  • Reducing Pollutants & Conserving Water: Raise awareness of pollution sources such as petwaste, fertilizer, or pesticides and work to reduce their impact.
  • Coordinating Action: Organize and help coordinate projects within communities to protect and conserve water.

The Minnesota Water Stewards (MWS) certification was developed by Freshwater to provide those interested in protecting and improving water health in their communities with the knowledge, skills, and relationship with local governments they need.  Stewards work through in-depth coursework that includes water science, land/water/climate interaction, behavior change, and best practices in water efficiency and protection. A culminating capstone project unites the curriculum with action that benefits the health of  local waters. Stewards gain experience and confidence to serve as a source of knowledge and influence in their communities. 

To learn more, attend an upcoming info session:
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 12:00 pm
Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 5:00 pm

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