Stream Steward Course Offered by WSU

An in-person course with field trips will focus on waterways across the North Olympic Peninsula. The five-week class will meet on Tuesdays, September 20 to October 18, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Sponsored by the Jefferson and Clallam County Extension of Washington State University, the course will feature field trips to the rivers and streams that flow into the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the environments that impact them. Field experiences will be supplemented by online presentations from regional experts. Lectures will be pre-recorded so students can review materials on their own schedules. Topics of the stream steward course will include salmon, stream and watershed ecology, native plants and forest ecology, protecting and conserving watersheds, and stormwater mitigation, as well as tribal treaty rights and natural resource management.

Upon completion of the course, volunteers will be asked to commit to 20+ hours of ecosystem-based service in the next year with the organization of their choice. Service options range from citizen-science projects to public- outreach programs. Volunteers will choose the opportuni- ties that best fit their skills and interests.

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