Lower Shore Stewardship Institute is Recruiting its First Class of Volunteer Leaders!

The Lower Shore Stewardship Institute is now recruiting volunteers for its first class, which will begin on March 7. A partner-based program jointly operated by the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, the Lower Shore Land Trust, and the Wicomico Environmental Trust, the LSSI offers professional classroom and field training. LSSI participants will attend expert-led classes on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30PM and Saturdays from 9:30AM-3:30PM during the month of March. After completing coursework, the first graduating class will work together on a conservation project, then graduate into community volunteer leaders. Graduates will continue to learn and lead by serving at least 100 hours of environmental stewardship activities at any of the three partner organizations and attending continuing education workshops.

 Citizens interested in becoming a Lower Shore Stewardship Institute graduate will complete courses, including “The History of Agriculture on the Delmarva Peninsula”, “Backyard Best Management Practices (BMPs)”, “Water Quality and Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs)”, “Land Conservation and Stewardship”, and “Rain Gardens and Invasive Species.” Volunteers will use what they learn during their service throughout the year to protect the natural resources of the lower Eastern Shore and in their communities.

The Lower Shore Stewardship Institute is funded by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.

To apply to the Lower Shore Stewardship Institute or for more information about the program Click Here or directly contact Beth Wasden via email at bethwasden@nanticokeriver.org or by dialing 443.994.1175.