The Penn State Extension-Berks County Master Watershed Stewards have received the Conservation Service Organization of the Year award from the Berks County Conservation District. The award was conferred during the Conservation District's 70th anniversary celebration, featuring A Bite of Berks, on Monday, October 23, 2017. The Master Watershed Steward program is in its first year in Berks County and consists of 23 citizen-scientist volunteers who provide water education to the public. The program is currently accepting applications for the 2018 class of volunteers. Interested people may contact coordinator Karin Wulkowicz.