River Rally 2012 - Call for Workshop Proposals

River Rally 2012 – Call for Workshop Proposals

The National River Rally is currently seeking workshop proposals. The 2012 River Rally will take place on May 4-7th in Portland, Oregon. Proposals are due Oct. 13; for more information, please visit http://www.rivernetwork.org/rally/call-for-workshops.
The National River Rally attracts a great diversity of conservation leaders, bringing new ideas for the best water resource protection strategies to participants, and revitalizing the commitment of those who attend to continue protecting the rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands and estuaries they cherish. Attendees with many years of community-based watershed protection experience cross paths with folks that are brand new to the movement. The structure emphasizes peer learning as well as engaging natural resource professionals to enrich discussions and to teach advanced topics.
The 2012 River Rally will have a special focus on a critical “bridge building” strategy: leveraging new relationships that can offer a host of new technical resources, funding and policy/management changes to local groups - especially as they relate to monitoring and restoration efforts. As part of this effort, we will be hosting a 'bridge' day (Friday, May 4) between the National Water Quality Monitoring Council's conference and River Rally. We are also pleased to be working in partnership with the http://www.waterkeeper.org/ to provide a diverse array of workshops, participants and most importantly, energy.
For more information, please visit www.riverrally.org, or contact Katherine Luscher (kluscher@rivernetwork.org

Katherine Luscher
River Network
Education Program Manager