The care and protection of a body of water is a huge task. It is often taken on by volunteers who love the water but really don’t have a full understanding of what it takes to keep it clean. This presentation is about identifying and putting the pieces together for success in this multifaceted work:
- Organizing volunteers – why associations are important, spreading the work around with committees, and utilizing the experts in your area for consultation and help.
- Inspiring participation – planning activities that bring people together, providing education and examples of good practices, managing an outreach strategy.
- Engaging public officials – being present at meetings, asking questions or offering ideas, and influencing decisions that will impact water quality.
- Evaluating progress – take a look at what works, don’t be afraid to make changes, repeat steps.