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Free workshop for community-based environmental groups – April 5 at the Halton Region Museum

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Following the success of this capacity building workshop in 2009, 2010, and 2012, local Conservation Authorities and environmental organizations are partnering again to host the fourth Sharing Experiences workshop. We have developed another one-day workshop for members of community based environmental groups to share ideas and experiences so that we can learn from one another and bring new and exciting projects back to our communities.

Citizens who are interested in joining or initiating an environmental group are also invited to attend. The workshop will provide an opportunity for these individuals to hear about different local groups and their activities, as well as advice for starting a new group. The goal is to link like-minded people so that they can work together to effectively preserve and improve our local natural environment.

Presentations from local environmental groups will highlight the steps they each took in order to successfully plan and implement a variety of different types of environmental projects in various communities throughout the greater golden horseshoe area. Topics include: Managing Your Office; Engaging Youth; Corporate Sponsorship; Conservation Easements; Succession Planning and Revitalization and Advocating to the Public and Government.

Interested groups and individuals are asked to phone or email Jaime Tellier at 905-525-2181, extension 165 or send an e-mail to Jaime as soon as possible as spaces are limited and fill up quickly. For more information, please visit the workshop webpage.