Jim Ekins,
IDAH2O Coordinator

Email IDAH2O
phone: 208-292-1287

University of Idaho Extension
Extension Website
phone: 208-446-1680


Coeur d'Alene

Phone: 208-667-2588
Toll-free: 888-208-2268
Fax: 208-664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814


IDAH2O, Citizen Volunteers, Master Water Stewards, Water Quality

About IDAH2O Workshops

What goes on at an IDAH2O workshop? A day-long session, held both indoors and outdoors, covers topics such as starting a monitoring plan, networking with others in your area concerned with water quality, and enjoying some in-the-water fun! Agenda items include watershed investigations, the whys and hows of monitoring, water safety, hands-on field experience, and other topics related to water quality monitoring.

Workshops are open to any individual or group that is interested. Professional Development Credits are available for K-12 educators. Upon completion of a workshop, all participants will be certified as IDAH2O Water Master Stewards. Certified stewards who commit to regular monitoring and who register a monitoring location on a stream (or lake/pond) are either assigned a complete water quality monitoring kit for use while actively monitoring, or can access one of several Lending Library kits housed in Coeur d'Alene, Driggs, and Boise. To continue monitoring skills development, additional workshops may be available.

List of 2015 Master Water Steward Workshops: 

  • May 2 (Saturday): Boise, ID (in conjunction with Project WET workshop)
  • May 9 (Saturday): Driggs, ID
  • May 30 (Saturday): Sandpoint, ID
  • June 27 (Saturday): Lewiston, ID
  • July 11 (Saturday): McCall, ID
  • July 18 (Saturday): Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • August 1 (Saturday): Moscow, ID
  • Specifically for your group (commitment of eight participants or more)

Hosting Workshops
Please contact us if you or your group would like to host an IDAH2O workshop, get more information, or schedule a workshop for your watershed group.