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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 to 12:00 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:30 AM to 01:00 AM (Mountain Time)
12:30 PM to 02:00 AM (Central Time)
01:30 PM to 03:00 AM (Eastern Time)

Cost (RECORDING):

$19 for members (Trail Professional level or higher)
$39 for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost:

  • Note:

    Closed Captioning is available for this webinar.
    Learning Credits are NOT available for this webinar.

     


    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.

     


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    Presenters


    Amy Camp, Founder and Owner, Cycle Forward

    Amy Camp founded Cycle Forward in 2013 with the plan to help communities better connect to and benefit from their trails. She is a trails and tourism consultant, a placemaker, and a certified coach. She helped to launch the nationally recognized Trail Town Program® in 2007. She has since offered her consulting services throughout Appalachia, the Rust Belt, and other locations in the U.S. and Canada. Her book, Deciding on Trails: 7 Practices of Healthy Trail Towns, was published in December 2020. Amy served on the Board of American Trails from 2012-17, acting as Board Secretary and Chair of the Hulet Hornbeck Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program. She is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and firmly believes that her coaching certification makes her a better consultant. Amy lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she first grew to love communities and began her work to help improve them.

    Contact: [email protected]

     

    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

    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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    Disclaimer

    While we may individually agree (or disagree) in whole or in part with any or all of the participants, the views expressed in these webinars are not necessarily representative of the views of American Trails as an organization or its board and staff.


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