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Advocacy Workshop with Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy

January 14, 2019 06:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location: Rust Nature Sanctuary, Childrens Center Road Southwest 802, Leesburg, Virginia

Are there local environmental issues that concern you? Could your local official do something to help? Want to know what you can do to be a part of the solution? Learn how to effectively raise your voice for local conservation by sending letters and giving testimony to decision-makers. Join the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy for an evening at Rust Sanctuary, where Audubon Naturalist Society’s experts will present a fun and empowering introduction to environmental advocacy. All are welcome.

These skills can apply to any environmental issue--learn how you can raise your voice for local conservation.

We will cover the following topics through a combination of lecture, hands-on exercises, and role-playing with group feedback:

The importance of protecting our environment and watersheds through land-use decision making How to analyze an environmental issue and write a convincing argument Get ready for public speaking: how to turn your analysis into compelling (and brief!) oral testimony to decision-makers

And, you'll get your own copy of Audubon Naturalist Society's new Advocacy & Stewardship Handbook!

Leaders: Eliza Cava (ANS Director of Conservation) and Cheri Conca (Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy Conservation Advocacy Chair)

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