IDAH2O Master Water Stewards

University of Idaho Extension is offering an innovative program to train citizen volunteers about regional water quality issues. The IDAH2O Master Water Steward program was launched in fall 2010 and already has over 150 certified volunteers. Participants in the program attend an 8-hour workshop which combines classroom instruction and hands-on field work. 

Once a volunteer becomes a certified Master Water Steward, they then adopt a stream location to conduct regular monitoring on. Monitoring includes habitat, biological, chemical and physical assessments. All data collected from the Stewards is uploaded to a website that is made publicly available. The main focus of the program is to educate citizens on the status of their water quality and to help them understand the effects on streams, rivers and lakes. Youth involvement is also strongly encouraged. The data that is collected may also someday assist agencies in establishing water quality standards and priorities.

Contact IDAH2O Master Water Stewards

Jim Ekins
Program Coordinator
1031 N. Academic Way
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho  83814
Phone: 208-667-2588
Cell Phone: 208-292-1287
Toll Free: 888-208-2268
Fax: 208-292-2535


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Idaho

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