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Stewarding and Training Volunteer Stewardship Groups

Learn to successfully develop a stewardship group.

Presenters: Lori Raymaker, Park Stewardship Coordinator, Kitsap County, Washington Parks; Patrick Parsel, National Trails Trainer, American Conservation Experience

With reduced funding sources, volunteers are a key component to being able to manage and maintain park and trail systems. Learn to successfully develop a stewardship group, and the pros and cons of working with this type of group. We will also discuss the roles of the agency verses the volunteers, and how to empower volunteers while addressing potential liability through volunteer training and education. Because a well-developed volunteer stewardship group is so diverse, this discussion will explore different leadership styles and ways to communicate with people from different backgrounds.

View Kitsap County Stewardship Program Presentation Online

View American Conservation Experience Presentation Online

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