Water Master Stewards coming to Anoka County communities

The Rice Creek Watershed District and Mississippi Watershed Management Organization are seeking volunteers committed to water resource protection and driven to make a difference by becoming a Master Water Steward. By combining your talents and energy with your local watershed organization – you can protect and enhance the lake, creek, river, wetland and groundwater resources that offer recreation opportunities and supply drinking water in your community.

Stewards will learn about the water issues that the watershed and other agencies are addressing. Watershed staff and local experts will support Stewards to complete a capstone project in the first year.

What Master Water Stewards Do

  • Identify pollution sources and create strategies for reducing pollutants.
  • Be an example of how water pollution can be controlled in your neighborhood.
  • Educate neighbors and businesses on the environmental problems in their area.
  • Target pollution sources that are harming water resources such as pet waste, fertilizer or pesticides.
  • Encourage community action to reduce water pollution by coordinating the installation of rain-gardens (3:55 video by Anoka Conservation Dist.), rain-barrels and other rain-scape techniques.

Rice Creek Watershed DistrictMississippi Watershed Management Organization


Rice Creek Watershed District will hold classes every other Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm between January 19 and July 12, 2016, and the cost is $200 (scholarships available). For more information contact Jessica Bromelkamp at jbromelkamp@ricecreek.org or 763-398-3073. Please click here to find out if you are located within the RCWD.

Mississippi Watershed Management Organization will hold an information session on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Michele Ross, Program Specialist at 612-746-4983 or mross@mwmo.org. To see if you are located in MWMO, view the map: MWMO watershed.

More opportunities to volunteer in the protection of local water resources are available by contacting the Anoka Conservation District or the watershed organization in your community:

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