West Virginians for Public Lands Volunteer Leadership Workshop – Saturday, March 24

Learn To Lead And Organize Your Community to Defend Public Lands

Dolly Sods Wilderness by Kent Mason.

Ready to take your public lands activism beyond writing letters to decision makers? Ready to inspire others in your community to act? You’re ready to be a West Virginians for Public Lands volunteer leader. We have a fun daylong training to get you there. Whether you are new to volunteering or you are already a conservation leader, this workshop is for you. No prior organizing or volunteer experience is required.

During the workshop, you’ll join a corps of regional volunteer leaders from across the state who are already successfully defending West Virginia’s public lands. They’ll help facilitate the workshop, and will share strategies that work and experiences from the field. Joining the WVPL volunteer leaders are Pat Lane, a seasoned veteran of national campaigns, and WV Rivers’ Matt Kearns, who will provide background on public lands policy.

This free informal and interactive workshop takes place on Saturday, March 24, in Thomas, WV. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

During the workshop you’ll learn to:

  • organize your community;
  • inspire others to defend public lands;
  • build and maintain campaign momentum;
  • communicate goals and legislative priorities.

What: West Virginians for Public Lands Volunteer Leadership Workshop

When: 9:30am-4:00pm, Saturday, March 24

Where: Thomas, WV 26292

How to register: The workshop has reached capacity. If you are interested in future trainings, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Megan Hamilton at mhamilton@wvrivers.org.

Lunch and coffee will be provided. Lodging is not provided, for lodging suggestions go here.

Limited scholarship funds are available for travel to the workshop. Please only apply for funds if financial hardship would keep you from participating in the workshop. Email, Megan Hamilton, mhamilton@wvrivers.org, for support requests.

West Virginians for Public Lands is an alliance of people, organizations, and businesses coordinated by West Virginia Rivers Coalition, working to defend and enhance the natural and recreational values of our public lands and waters.

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