This unique program trains citizens in natural area restoration “best management practices” with a focus on invasive species removal and native planting techniques. Trainees learn from experienced environmental professionals and volunteer leaders through online webinars, classroom presentations and field work.
Dates for 2017 trainings are:
Registration is required; visit the Urban Watershed Mentors web page for more information and to register.
Following the training, mentors are invited to help lead restoration work parties on restoration sites to build capacity, skills and community with land managers who are
currently tasked with long term stewardship of their sites.
After “graduating” from this program, mentors become part of a network of community volunteer leaders who can mentor new volunteers and land managers. As this network grows, more land conservation will be enhanced and maintained through a
community of engaged and knowledgeable stewards.