ERIC Number: ED415088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Master Watershed Stewards.
Comer, Gary L.
The Master Watershed Stewards (MWS) Program is a pilot project (developed through the cooperation of the Ohio State University Extension Logan and Hardin County Offices and the Indian Lake Watershed Project) offering the opportunity for communities to get involved at the local level to protect their water quality. The program grew out of the efforts of the Indian Lake Development Corporation in Ohio, a citizens action group made up of residents within the Indian Lake area concerned with improving and protecting Indian Lake. The purpose of MWS is to recruit and instruct a group of volunteers who will work on various water quality and pollution prevention and control projects in their own communities. The Ohio State University Master Gardeners Program was used as a model for the development of the MWS Program. Program materials cover the following topics: (1) "Issues and Ethics" (which includes an overview of the Indian Lake Watershed Project and discussions on water quality, legislation, and citizen roles); (2) "Lakes"; (3) "Streams"; (4) "Monitoring"; (5) "Wetlands"; (6) "Ground Water"; (7) "Agriculture"; and (8) "Yard and Garden." These topics address such issues as habitats, food webs, watershed management, floodplains, and pollutants. A resources section contains a list of resources for additional information, MWS program policies, and various forms to complete to become a Steward. (PVD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Environmental Protection Agency, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Cooperative Extension Service.