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 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 volunteer leaders are Matt Kearns, WV Rivers’ public lands campaign coordinator, who will provide background on public lands policy and legislation, and Megan Hamilton, WV Rivers’ public lands volunteer coordinator, who will share tools for effective political advocacy.
This free informal and interactive workshop takes place on Saturday, June 9, in the meeting room of Parkside Place overlooking the Kanawha River in Charleston, WV. Ellen’s Ice Cream will provide lunch and ice cream.