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2018 Sharing Experiences Workshop Call for Interest and Topics

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Following the success of the Sharing Experiences workshop since its inception in 2009, local Conservation Authorities and environmental organizations are partnering to host the 6th biennial Sharing Experiences workshop. The workshop will provide an opportunity to hear about different local groups and their activities. The goal is to link like-minded people so they can work together to effectively preserve and improve their local natural environment. In addition, this year will see the inclusion of a keynote speaker to set the tone for the event.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Puslinch Community Centre at 23 Brock Road South, Guelph, ON N1H 6H9 and will include presentations and small breakout sessions from knowledgeable and experienced members of the environmental community.

The workshop organizing committee is currently seeking input from groups and individuals in the community for: Topics of interest for the workshop agenda.

As in past years, the goal is for the agenda to be designed by those planning to attend the workshop and therefore relevant to local issues and activities. Some topics from previous years have included; social marketing and communications, engaging youth, habitat rehabilitation, volunteer management, liability and insurance, partnerships, grants and funding, working with local government and strategic planning. Ensuring that an innovative and varied set of topics are selected for this workshop is a priority.

The organizing team is comprised of Conservation Halton, Credit Valley Conservation, Friends of Mill Creek, Grand River Conservation Authority, Green Venture, Hamilton Conservation Authority, and the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club.

To assist the team in developing a comprehensive workshop program please submit your topic ideas by Wednesday October 25 to: Colleen Lavender at 905-854-9229 ext. 222, Fax 905-336-6684, or send an e-mail to Colleen Lavender

For more information please visit the Sharing Experiences Workshop webpage.