The Watershed Stewards Academy is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 class of Master Watershed Stewards. The Watershed Stewards Academy certification course trains and supports citizens to become Master Watershed Stewards, who take action with their neighbors to address stormwater pollution and restore local waterways. Stewards may choose to serve within the community in which they live, work or worship. Attendance at any of four free informational orientations is required before submitting an application. Sessions are scheduled for noon Aug. 17 at Annapolis Regional Library, 1410 West St.; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Deale Community Library, 5940 Deale Churchton Road; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at 503 Maple Road East, Linthicum and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, 975 Indian Landing Road in Millersville. To register for orientation sessions, go to aawsa.org. Applications are due no later than Sept. 11. Those who are unable to attend any of the sessions should contact Suzanne Etgen, executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-222-3831 to schedule a meeting.