WV Rivers Shares Experience with Diversity and Innovation at Chesapeake Watershed Forum
Tanner Haid, Eastern Panhandle Field Coordinator, shared his experiences working with diverse partners to protect drinking water sources during two of the Forum’s sessions. He highlighted WV Rivers’ Safe Water for West Virginia Program and the collaboration that makes it successful. Born out of the 2014 Elk River chemical leak, Safe Water for WV brings together the general public, land owners, and water utilities to develop and implement source water protection plans.
Kathleen Tyner, Operations Manager, presented a session titled “Online Advocacy to Build Your Organization.” Online advocacy is one of the most important tools in WV Rivers toolbox. It helps us reach new people, give folks an entry to advocacy work, and strengthen relationships with partners and our members. During the last year, WV Rivers’ online advocacy program generated nearly 47,000 actions.
Kathleen loves to talk about online advocacy, communications, and organizational databases. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.