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Issues Of The Environment: Education And Engagement In Ecosystem Stewardship

Sep 2, 2015

An upcoming program in Washtenaw County  offers an opportunity for education and more productive engagement in environmental stewardship. In this week's edition of Issues of the Environment, we discuss the Michigan Conservation Stewards Program with Jason Frenzel of the Huron River Watershed Council. 


Michigan Conservation Stewards Program - Washtenaw

The Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) Michigan Conservation Stewards Program (CSP) is a volunteer leader training program for those who are enthusiastic about learning science-based ecosystem management principles and sharing this knowledge with others to help improve Michigan communities.

CSP is ideal for individuals interested in Michigan’s natural communities, current conservation issues, outdoor recreation, nature study, natural area management, and a variety of other topics such as lake/stream monitoring and habitat restoration. Through participation in this program, you will learn essential strategies to help restore and conserve ecosystems in Washtenaw County and throughout Michigan.

Program partners for the Washtenaw Conservation Stewards Program include Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, Washtenaw County Water Resources Commission, The Stewardship Network, Huron River Watershed Council, Council, City of Ann Arbor Natural Areas Preservation, Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy, Ann Arbor Wild Ones, Legacy Land Conservancy, Leslie Science and Nature Center, and Matthaei Botanical Gardens.

Instruction is provided by Michigan Natural Features Inventory, University of Michigan, The Nature Conservancy, and a variety of local experts.  2015 CSP Washtenaw consists of approximately 40 hours of instruction:

Six in-person sessions (18 hours of instruction) will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6 - 9 PM. 

Program Registration Fee: $250. Some Partial scholarships are available. Contact Shawn Severance (severances@ewashtenaw.org or 734-971-6337ext. 335) for more information.