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Master Watershed Steward

The Master Watershed Steward program educates and trains citizens across the state of Arizona to serve as volunteers in the protection, restoration, monitoring, and conservation of their water and watersheds.

MWS Featured Watershed:

MWS is partnering with the newly formed Tonto Watershed Improvement Group (TWIG) to support their community education efforts to inform local citizens about nonpoint source pollution issues including nutrient and bacteria levels that are impacting the local Tonto and Christopher Creeks, which are located in the Salt River Watershed near Payson. TWIG members are committed to their mission statement, “ To help create and maintain a healthy watershed, forest and natural wildlife habitats that support thriving communities and a strong economy in the Tonto Creek Basin.”

Aspen Leaves by Megan Powers of Phoenix Arizona











The Master Watershed Steward Program is a partnership of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Funding provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's Water Quality Division.