Shenandoah Valley Clean Water Stewardship Course Offered

(VERONA, VA)—Registration is now open for a Shenandoah Valley clean water stewardship course offered by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF). The course provides in-depth classroom and field sessions on Valley environmental issues, transforming new volunteers into effective advocates for clean water in local rivers and streams, and downstream in the Chesapeake Bay.

VoiCeS (Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards) classes will be held on Thursday evenings from Oct. 11 through Nov. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona. The six sessions feature speakers from CBF and other regional organizations. Course topics include:

Following the course, participants will be asked to perform a minimum 40 hours of clean water volunteer service. Successful graduates receive CBF's designation as a "Chesapeake Steward." A $35 fee per individual ($50 per couple) will cover the costs of materials and field trips. Space is limited, registration is available on a first come first served basis online at For more information, contact Robert Jennings at or 484-888-2966.

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