2016 Land & Water Conservation Summit

Each year, the Land & Water Conservation Summit brings together over 300 community leaders who are passionate about protecting and restoring our lands and waters. Register now for the 13th Annual Land & Water Conservation Summit which will be held on Saturday, March 19 at the URI Memorial Union.

The 2016 Summit features a very timely keynote address, “Conservation in this Century; What America Can Learn from the Ocean State” by Collin O’Mara, President of the National Wildlife Federation.

The threats to America’s natural resources, ranging from imperiled wildlife and degraded water to unhealthy air and climate-induced storms have never been greater. Yet, in Rhode Island and in communities across our nation, successes that are replicable and scalable highlight the potential paths forward. In his talk, O’Mara will speak about these pressing challenges and show how recent victories in Rhode Island that married grassroots activism with forward thinking public policy offer models for action in every state in the country.

The National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest wildlife conservation organization. Under Collin’s leadership, the Federation focuses on: conserving wildlife from bighorn sheep to pollinators like monarch butterflies and native bees, defending public lands and access to outdoor recreation, restoring America’s waterbodies, improving habitat resilience, advancing environmental education, and connecting every American child with the great outdoors.

 

Choose 3 workshops from 30 excellent sessions providing tools and resources for organizational development, land protection and stewardship and watershed management. To register go to registration@landandwaterpartnership.org.

Registration includes a light breakfast and a full lunch AND all participants receive an attractive reusable coffee mug. We thank our sponsors for keeping the registration costs affordable.

Early Registration ends February 21!!!

$50 before March 4 ($75 after)