Ohio Watershed Academy 2014

The Ohio Watershed Academy (OWA) is a professional development course offered by Ohio State University Extension. The purpose of OWA is to build the capacity of current and future watershed group leaders in Ohio to facilitate the development and implementation of community-based watershed action plans. Graduates of the Academy include paid watershed coordinators and other water resource professionals, watershed group volunteers, county health department and planning agency staff, and university students and faculty.

  • Increase your knowledge and skills in watershed management
  • Credit hours available through the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR)
  • Course can be completed entirely online
  • Course runs from Sept 16, 2014 to November 25, 2014
  • Cost: $125 for enrollment + $50 maximum cost for books (depends on course modules selected)
  • Contact: Joe Bonnell - or Anne Baird

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Students of the Ohio Watershed Academy receive a certificate of completion. You can also receive undergraduate or graduate credit hours through the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. Contact Joe Bonnell ( for more information.

Registration deadline September 9

What past students have said about the Ohio Watershed Academy

“My time management and organizational skills in watershed planning have been greatly increased due to lessons I learned from the Academy.”

“I gained a much deeper, more effective understanding of the documents and procedures that OEPA and ODNR develop and how to collect and utilize that data within my watershed action plan.”

“I have used some of the knowledge and ideas I’ve gotten from this course to help make our watershed meetings more productive.”

“Through the correspondence with the instructors, I feel I have some experts I could consult if needed.”

“Writing about things like the watershed meetings…and our Acid Mine Drainage monitoring program gave me a great opportunity to think about the issues in a different light.”

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