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.”