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How can a watershed program grow with limited resources? How do you build a strong team of volunteers for your program? How do you fundraise successfully? Experts in these fields will discuss the ...

How can a watershed program grow with limited resources? How do you build a strong team of volunteers for your program? How do you fundraise successfully? Experts in these fields will discuss the resources available to help watershed stewards build their capacity so they can protect and restore Ohio's vital waterways.

Originally Aired: June 27, 12:45 - 2 p.m.

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Kristy Meyer, Managing Director of Agricultural, Health & Clean Water Programs, Ohio Environmental Council
Representatives from Fresh Water Future, Institution for Conservation Leadership, River Network, and Land Trust Alliance.

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    Overview of Ohio Watershed Capacity Building Services Overview of Ohio Watershed Capacity Building Services Presentation Transcript

    • Overview of Capacity Building Services for Watershed Stewards in Ohio June 27, 2013 Thank you for joining us. We will begin in a moment. Please check your speakers/phone connection. If you experience any problems, please let us know by typing in the chat box. Follow the OEC on Twitter: @OhioEnviro. The hashtag for this webinar is #OECwebinar
    • Kristy Meyer Managing Director of Agricultural, Health & Clean Water Programs Ohio Environmental Council Nancy Oswald Program Manager Institute for Conservation Leadership Melanie Welch Associate Director Freshwater Future Overview of Capacity Building Services for Watershed Stewards in Ohio June 27, 2013
    • Carolyn Waldron Midwest Director Land Trust Alliance Francisco Ollervides (Paco) Program Manager, Great Lakes River Network Overview of Capacity Building Services for Watershed Stewards in Ohio June 27, 2013
    • Watershed Support  Watershed Councils  2012 Survey  Added value:  Regulatory and Policy Updates  Presentations  Networking Opportunities  Teleconference calls  Watershed Council day-to-day work
    • Who we are Photo by ***Bud***
    • What We Do Grants Strategy and capacity building assistance Resources online and in print Connecting voices to impact policy Gas processing facility photo by Jeremy Buckingham
    • Case Study: Lake Erie Waterkeeper • A Freshwater Future member for many years – We were there from the start to help their work – Has received several cash grants, plus: • Strategy coaching, • Fundraising planning and implementation assistance, • Climate adaptation training, • General advice and • Someone to lean on and listen – Transformed from Western Lake Erie Association to Lake Erie Waterkeeper
    • Strengthening Leaders, Organizations, and Networks that Protect Our Earth
    • What we do Intensive Leadership Development • Leading from Within • Executive Director Leadership Program Custom Designed Services • Strategic Planning • Meeting Facilitation • Coaching • Evaluation • Network & Coalition support • Trainings and Workshops
    • Distance Learning and Learning Plus! • Leading Coalitions & Networks- Fall 2013 • Evaluating your Impact- Winter 2014 Publications, Resources & Tools • The Less Visible Leader • Benchmarking Workbook for All- Volunteer Groups • Working Together: a Toolkit for Cooperative Efforts, Networks, and Coalitions.
    • 1. Scholarships- Intensive leadership programs 2. Subsidized Custom designed services • Strategic Planning • Meeting Facilitation • Coaching • Evaluation • Network & Coalition support • Trainings and workshops Strengthening Ohio Leaders and Organizations (SOLO)
    • Creating a Community to Conserve the Places We Love  30-Year Journey of Conservation Success  2013: 50-million acres of private land conserved by 1,200 member land trusts  207 Accredited land trusts hold 50% of all private conserved lands held by local land trusts (70% by 2015)
    • Strengthen Land Trust Community  Created and organized national land trust community (now 1200)  Pioneered Use of Consv. Easements  Developed Land Trust Standards & Practices • Ethical and technical best practices— org. development/land protection
    • Alliance Midwest Program est. in 2000  13-state region–163 member land trusts  23 accredited land trusts in Midwest: Tecumseh Land Trust and Three Valley Conservation Trust in Ohio
    • Partnership/Collaborations
    • • Serves as the urban rivers land trust in Milwaukee, WI (Sweetwater partner) • Focused on conservation and protection of riparian corridors for the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic Rivers River Revitalization Foundation
    • Southeast Michigan Collaboration • 6 land trusts organizing an aggregation project along the Huron River watershed • $1M+ land acquisition project will launch partnership initiative • Huron River Watershed Council – partner
    • West Creek Preservation Committee • West Creek: 9-mile creek flowing thru four cities in metro Cleveland • Restoration of the confluence of West Creek & Lower Cuyahoga, re-connecting communities • West Creek Greenway Trail System: 15-mile recreational trail system connecting neighborhoods, business districts, parks, historical landmarks
    • Statewide Collaborations • Missouri Land Trust Coalition • Chicago Regional Land Conservation Coalition • Indiana Land Protection Alliance • Gathering Waters Conservancy (Wisconsin) • Heart of the Lakes Center for Conservation Policy (Michigan) • Coalition of Ohio Land Trusts www.ohiolandtrusts.org
    • Working Together
    • - CAPACITY BUILDING: INTENSIVE TRAINING AND CONSULTING - DISCOUNTS, BENEFITS, AND SERVICES - OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUNDING River Network Partnership: A Co-op of River & Watershed Organizations www.rivernetwork.org
    • • One-on-one Assistance • Outreach strategies, and communications tools • Planning advocacy campaigns, regional trainings • Organizational assessment tool Learning and Peer Networks CAPACITY BUILDING
    • DISCOUNTS, BENEFITS, AND SERVICES • Networking: Rally • Quarterly Webinars • Promote your organization • Resource Library
    • OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUNDING • Federal grant alerts • NOZA Database of charitable giving • Corporate support • Quarterly Publications • Regrants from our funders
    • Q & A - Feedback Upcoming Events & Webinars: Building Your Best Board, Part I October 2. 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Building Your Best Board, Part II October 9. 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Clean Air & Your Health, Part II (free webinar) June 28. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Unpacking the Final State Budget Bill (free webinar) July 1. 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Triple Divide (Fracking) Film & Panel July 11. 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Gateway Film Center, Columbus The Facts on Fracking, Part I (free webinar) July 12. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Facts on Fracking, Part II (free webinar) July 19. 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Register at www.theOEC.org/Webinars
    • Contact us! • Freshwater Future – Melanie Welch, Associate Director of Program 773-540-7755 melanie@freshwaterfuture.org • Institute for Conservation Leadership – Nancy Oswald, Program Manager 301-270-2904 nancy@icl.org • Land Trust Alliance – Carolyn Waldron, Midwest Director 812-822-0113 cwaldron@lta.org • River Network – Francisco Ollervides, Program Manager, Great Lakes 914- 400-8210 follervides@rivernetwork.org