Free Workshop for Community Based Environmental Groups

Thursday, March 22, 2012 by Credit Valley Conservation

Thursday, March 22, 2012 – Conservation authorities and stewardship councils in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area are partnering to host another Sharing Experiences Workshop on Saturday, March 31, at Hamilton Conservation Authority, 838 Mineral Springs Rd. in Ancaster.

Sharing Experiences Workshops for community based environmental groups were held in 2009 and 2010 to help organizations and individuals share ideas and experiences. Following the success of these two workshops, organizers developed another one-day session this year where organizations can learn from each other and bring new and exciting projects back to their communities. Individuals who are interested in joining or initiating an environmental group are also invited to attend.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to hear about different groups and their activities, as well as advice for starting a new group. The goal is to link like-minded people so they can work together to effectively preserve and improve our local natural environment.

Environmental groups will present steps they took to successfully plan and implement a variety of environmental projects in different communities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area. Topics include: Engaging Multicultural Communities in Conservation; Get Social Media Working for You; Funding Fundamentals; Planning for Public Lands; Planning Issues: Get Your Voice Heard; and the Path to Incorporation.

Interested groups and individuals are asked to phone or email Jaime Overy at 905-525-2181, extension 165, or jovery@conservationhamilton.ca as soon as possible as spaces are limited and fill up quickly.

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Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an act of the province in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources other than minerals in the area drained by the Credit River. We have been working for over 50 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed for present and future generations.

MEDIA CONTACTS:    

Marta Marychuk Lindsey Jennings
Corporate Communications Assistant Program Coordinator, Community Outreach
Credit Valley Conservation Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 224 905-670-1615 ext. 445
mmarychuk@creditvalleyca.ca ljennings@creditvalleyca.ca