From forest fires to floods, learn how Arizona’s extreme watersheds can be conserved and managed to continue to offer recreation opportunities and economic growth.
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension is seeking motivated applicants for the Phoenix Master Watershed Steward Program who will spread awareness about where our water comes from. Arizona’s extreme weather and topography create challenges to water management and water quality from the sunny valleys to the cool mountain retreats we all enjoy. Join a community of citizen scientists monitoring changes to urban waterways and wild ecosystems.
This intensive, ten-week course will educate and train adults about local watershed issues and water resources in Arizona. Course topics include climate, geology and soils, ecology, hydrology, streams and rivers, water quality, and water management. Classes will be taught by University of Arizona faculty and professionals from around the state. Use hands-on experience in the field exploring urban and wild waterways. Learn valuable skills as a volunteer restoring and expanding riparian habitats. Outreach to other caring citizens about challenges in creating sustainable rivers, wet or dry.
Classes will be held at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Phoenix every Thursday morning starting October 4th, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 through December 6th plus one Saturday field trip. No class on Thanksgiving. The cost is $125.00 covers the Master Watershed Steward course and training manual. A maximum of 20 people will be accepted for this class. Applications are due by Sept 15th, 2012.
Download the Application here: http://goo.gl/tt3g6
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For more information or to request an application, please contact:
Summer Waters or Nikki Julien, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County
Phone: (602) 827-8200
Address: 4341 East Broadway Phoenix, AZ 85040cost
Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Office
4341 E. Broadway Rd Phoenix, AZ 85040