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American Trails is proud to present this webinar on "Water Trail Ambassador and Stewardship Programs" as a part of the American Trails "Advancing Trails Webinar Series"
A recording of this webinar is available for purchase. Original webinar took place December 16, 2014.
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American Trails presented this webinar January 22, 2015, covering all levels of ambassador and stewardship programs, with an emphasis on paddling and water trails. Presented by Amy Camp, Pennsylvania Water Trail Partnership.
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The best water trails link outdoor recreation to conservation and stewardship opportunities. This a symbiotic relationship between recreating on waterways and protecting them doesn’t occur without effort. This webinar will explore water trail ambassador programs from coast to coast.
Presenters will detail two programs that train and deploy volunteer ambassadors to raise awareness around watershed protection. Additionally, a “Best of the Rest” presentation will highlight a number of short-term and long-term stewardship efforts around the country. The webinar will explore all levels of ambassador and stewardship programs, ranging from single-day clean-ups to ongoing efforts.
Presenters for the Webinar:
Amy Camp, Pennsylvania Water Trail Partnership -
Amy Camp, Manager of the Pennsylvania Water Trail Partnership, also owns Cycle Forward, a consulting practice focused on trail tourism and place making. Amy’s main client is the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), where she manages the Pennsylvania Water Trail Program. The program includes 26 designated trails totaling over 2,000 miles.
She also works with PEC to advocate for a regional trail network that will connect major trails and greenways across a 53-county area of PA, OH, MD, WV, and NY. Amy is a certified professional coach and often coaches consulting clients around realizing project goals. Amy is also an American Trails Board member. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
Jenn Tamo, South Yuba River Citizen’s League
Jenn Tamo is the River People Manager for the South Yuba River Citizen's League (SYRCL) in Nevada City, CA. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in International Development and recently completed a year of service as SYRCL’s Stewardship Coordinator through the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership. In this role she managed the River Ambassador program and community outreach efforts. After her term, she was hired as the River People Manager where she works closely with SYRCL’s large volunteer base. Most recently, Jenn worked on a team to coordinate the Yuba River Cleanup in which more than 700 volunteers removed 18,000 pounds of trash from the Yuba River watershed. In her spare time, Jenn loves to practice yoga and trek through the backcountry.
Brian Marcaurelle, Maine Island Trail Association
Brian began volunteering for the Maine Island Trail Association in 2004 and was hired as Stewardship Manager the following year. In 2009 he was named Program Director and now oversees MITA’s program activities. He has a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a BA in biology and environmental studies from Bowdoin College. Brian lives in Cumberland with his wife Melissa and son Everett. When he’s not island hopping in a MITA skiff he most often can be found at an ice rink, on the diamond, in the garden or in the woods.
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