This volunteer training and leadership program is designed for people who want to understand and actively contribute to significant conservation management activities on public and private lands.
Individuals who take part in the Michigan Conservation Stewards Program (CSP) will learn how to take part in informed, scientifically-based conservation and resource management and work to sustain healthy ecosystems in Wayne County and across Michigan.
The 9-week training program consists of six Tuesday evening classes (6-9 pm) and three Saturday field sessions (9 am-4 pm). Classes are held at the Belle Isle Nature Zoo on Belle Isle Park in Detroit and the EnvironmentalInterpretive Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Lectures, interactive demonstrations and field experiencesare led by experts in various fields of conservation and natural resources. The registration fee is $200 per participant. Links to the online brochure and application packet are below. To request an application by mail, please call (313) 833-3275. The deadline to submit applications is September 9, 2011. Please call (313) 410-9431 for more information about the program.
Application packet: http://web4.msue.msu.edu/mnfi/education/Wayne-2011-Conservation-Stewards-Application-Packet.pdf
Program partners include Michigan State University, Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Belle Isle Nature Zoo, Michigan DNR & DEQ, University of Michigan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S.D.A.Forest Service.
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