Water Trail Ambassador and Stewardship Programs

Protect What You Love

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.

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January 22, 2015

10:30 am (Pacific Standard Time)

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Webinar Outline

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

Amy Camp, Owner, Cycle Forward

Amy Camp, owner of Cycle Forward, is a trails and tourism consultant, a placemaker, and a professional coach. She helped launch the nationally-recognized Trail Town Program® in 2007, and now consults communities on how they can expand the way they approach trails and tourism. A list of consulting projects is available. Amy is also a certified professional coach who offers nature-Cycle Forward logo based coaching, helping clients to gain clarity around their careers. Many of her coaching clients are in the trails, tourism, and community development fields. Amy is on the Board of American Trails, serving as Board Secretary and Chair of the Hulet Hornbeck Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program.

Contact: amy@cycleforward.org

 

Jenn Tamo, River People Manager, 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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