Training on watershed stewardship available

Students who care about the health of the environment have an opportunity to learn what they can do to maintain healthy watersheds in Clark County. Fish, wildlife — and humans — depend on healthy water systems for future generations.

WSU/Clark County Extension is offering a free volunteer training series for concerned citizens. Upon completion, participants will have the opportunity to teach others to protect our precious resources.

The program is scheduled for 6:30 to 9 p.m., Thursdays beginning Jan. 31 and running through April 4. All classes take place at the Clark County Extension office, 1919 NE 78th St., Vancouver. Participation in two Saturday field trips (dates to be determined) is also required.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Naas with WSU/Clark County extension: jenifer.naas (at) clark.wa.gov or 360-397-6060 x 5712 or apply online here.

Watershed steward training is offered through a partnership by WSU Clark County Extension and Clark County Environmental Services. The training features community experts and environmental professionals who teach the basics of ecology, hydrology, stream restoration and the importance of native plants and fish.

After volunteers are trained, they may work on a variety of projects with the Watershed Steward Program and local environmental partners in public outreach and education, stream restoration, water-quality monitoring, classroom presentations or community workshops.

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