Florida Waters Stewardship Program
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Become a Water Steward
Working With Water, Working With People
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To make a difference for water in our community, we must understand the various ways in which we interact with water. As Floridians, we are connected to our streams and bays by our faucets and laundries, to our neighborhood ponds and lakes by our yards and streets, and to our regional and statewide neighbors by our surface and groundwater supplies. This new program will use expert presentations, experiential learning, field experience in watershed science, and communication skills training to foster a greater understanding of these interactions and provide the tools necessary to become stewards of our water resources.
During this seven-session course, stewards will travel to locations across Sarasota County to learn about emerging water issues, meet with local experts, and explore the natural beauty. Sessions include:
Sept. 13 (5:40–8:40 p.m.): Watershed Basics and Stewardship. Florida House Learning Center.
Sept. 27 (5:40–8:40 p.m.): Water, Then and Now. Nokomis Park Community Center.
Oct. 8 (8:30 a.m. – noon): Water Supply and Demand. Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority.
Oct. 18 (5:40–8:40 p.m.): Stormwater in Sarasota County. Audubon Nature Center / Celery Fields.
Nov. 5 (9 a.m. – noon): Field training. Twin Lakes Park.
Nov. 15 (5:40–8:40 p.m.): Communicating Water Stewardship. Oscar Scherer State Park.
Dec. 3 (9 a.m. – noon): Graduation and Guided Kayak Tour. Historic Spanish Point.
This course has limited seating/availability. Register early to reserve your spot. A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information about this course or available scholarships, please contact Water Agent Abbey Tyrna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-861-9818.