Thursday, June 16, 2011

Free Webcast: Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers for Invasive Plant Projects, June 27

The Midwest Invasive Plant Network and the Stewardship Network are joining forces to host a webcast aimed at providing continuing education for Cooperative Weed Management Areas. All are welcome to participate.

Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers for Invasive Plant Projects
Monday, June 27, 11:00 AM Eastern/10:00 Central

Join us for a free online interactive presentation and discussion of how to recruit and keep volunteers involved-what your organization needs from volunteers and what they need and want from you! Volunteer stewardship workdays are a key facet of restoring the health and beauty of our natural areas, and the success of those workdays depends on the stewardship volunteers and organizers. During this presentation you will learn a variety of strategies for volunteer recruitment, tools for keeping volunteers engaged and happy, and ideas for encouraging them to come back.

Our speakers will be:
Jason Frenzel, Stewardship Coordinator for the Huron River Watershed Council
Laurel Malvitz-Draper, Resource Steward for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources State Park Stewardship Unit

Click here to view webcast! (link will become live day of webcast).

If you have any questions contact Lisa Brush at (734) 395-4483 or Kate Howe at (317) 829-3812.