The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters is announcing a new initiative to help streamline the efforts of our volunteer program -
Save the Boundary Waters Ambassadors!
Our first Ambassadors and their volunteer teams:
Kate Conway in Scottsdale, Arizona with her Greater Scottsdale Save the Boundary Waters team of volunteers
John Sand in Austin, MN with his Austin Save the Boundary Waters team of volunteers.
Both Kate and John are working with their volunteers on the following goals: 1. Getting a Letter to the Editor in local papers; 2. Setting up an event to educate the public about copper-nickel mining in the watershed of the Boundary waters; 3. Meeting with local elected officials asking them to protect the Boundary Waters.
So, are you somebody with an outgoing personality and strong leadership skills? Do you love the Boundary Waters? Are you passionate about educating and activating the people in your area to help save the BWCA? Then volunteer to be a Save the Boundary Waters Ambassador!
Ambassadors are a crucial part of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters and they work closely with Campaign staff to develop and strengthen a team of volunteers. These teams then use efficient and strategic tactics aligned with overarching Campaign goals that will educate and activate people within their areas. This helps us build the people power that we need to protect the Boundary Waters!
All Ambassadors will also be trained in the following skills:
How to take a stand for the Boundary Waters
How to interact and advocate for a healthy Boundary Waters with elected officials and land management agencies
Grassroots organizing techniques
Leadership, communication, and lobbying skills