What is Stewardship? Watershed stewardship means taking action to improve water quality in your area.
CWC’s water quality monitoring programs focus on measuring the levels of key contaminants in local streams and storm drain outlets. The results of these monitoring programs in turn inform our education and stewardship programming.
CWC’s education efforts aim to inform school children and members of the public about basic watershed concepts, with the key message that whatever we do on land affects the health of local streams. CWC’s stewardship programs are a bridge to the next level from information to action.
You can make a difference! What can you do? We answered that question by compiling a wide variety of ideas in one place: our CWC Watershed Stewardship ToolKit gives you numerous examples.
After you take steps to improve the health of your local watershed, you can document what you’ve done and post it on our Stewardship Portal.
Sharing the stewardship steps you’ve taken encourages others to follow suit, it creates a sense of community and responsible citizenship, and it demonstrates to local leaders that residents really do care about these issues. So we’re asking you to read our Stewardship ToolKit and visit our Stewardship Portal to join us in preserving and protecting coastal watersheds. Together we’re making a difference.