Watershed Stewards Program Offered At Community College

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Gila County Community College and Gila County Cooperative Extension is offering a special course based on the Arizona Master Watershed Stewards Program.

The program is a partnership of the University of Arizona and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

It offers an opportunity to become a volunteer and be better informed about watershed and water resources in Arizona.

Water professionals and technicians will find this program to be an excellent professional improvement opportunity.

This adult-oriented course will cover the basics of watersheds and water resources in Arizona, including hydrology, climate, water conservation, geology, soils, ecology, water quality and water management.

Three field trips are scheduled, including Roosevelt Dam, Pinto Creek and a municipal water facility.

Classes will be taught by U of A faculty and other professionals, and will include hands-on lab exercises.

Participants successfully completing the program and who wish to become certified Master Watershed Stewards will be expected to donate 40 hours of volunteer service. There are a variety of service opportunities available including cleanups, restoration projects, and public education.

Register for this three-credit course at Gila County Community College in person, by phone at (800) 678-3808 ext. 8270 or through Gila Hank Online at www.gilaaccc.org.

Please call (928) 402-8585 for more information or go to http://cals.arizona.edu/gila/whatsnew/.

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