Citizen Action Training School
IT IS EXTREMELY RARE for us to publish anything not directly tied to North Creek Forest. This may or not be an exception, depending on how you see things.
The Citizen Action Training School is a deep and broad immersion into the whole scope of Puget Sound recovery. You will learn about the functions of forage fish habitat, sand transport, estuaries, rivers, streams and watersheds. This is not theory. You will go there and see it. You will be taught by experts in a wide array of fields, all focused in on Puget Sound recovery. This is not a class that shows how how bad things are. It's a class to show you how to fix it and it offers you the knowledge to make it all deeply meaningful.
Two members of FNCF took this course because we wanted to understand the context of our own volunteer work. We are saving a forest that is is significant watershed feature and an active element in the water quality of a salmon stream, North Creek. But we wanted to see the big picture. Boy did we! The field trips alone opened up a new world. Do you realize how engaged and effective tribes have been in protecting and restoring Puget Sound? Do you realize how energized and well thought out the whole recovery of Puget Sound has become under the guidance of Puget Sound Partnership? There is something gigantic going on. We are part of it.
Check it out. Enrollment is going on right now. It's free. It's a fascinating 50 hour experience. The pay back is for you to spend 50 hours designing and implementing your own project in your community. Sound hard? Our view was that everyone was so charged up with knowledge and good intentions they could hardly wait to start their projects. We graduated last night. Everyone gave a 5 minute presentation about their project. It was so great we decided to make this RARE EXCEPTION and tell you about it.
Applications are due by September 5th and our class was full early so don't wait. contact Kelley Govan at Sound Salmon Solutions soon to get application - firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-252-6686.
Our Sound ~ Our Community ~ Our Chance
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Tell us about your experience if you take the class. We would love to publish your story
PS The forest is doing fine with the last half of summer coming on. Our YMCA team is three weeks away from finishing up their own project inspired by the CATS. More on that next time!
8/6/2014 09:50:56 am
Great job on your presentation last night you guys! You tackled the challenges of an ever changing project with enthusiasm and grace. I know the youth will have long lasting memories from this project that carries forward into their adult lives thanks to your work this summer. Thanks for being part of CATS! I enjoy working with both of you very much and would love to see the partnership between our organizations continue well past the end of the CATS program. - Leihla, Seattle Citizen Action Training School Coordinator
8/6/2014 11:28:08 am
One Sound - One People
8/6/2014 02:57:26 pm
This keeps popping up on my feed but I can't follow it to more info. IS there a website?
8/7/2014 08:14:44 am
Take the class! If you have concerns about the health of Puget Sound and the waters that feed it, this class will empower you. The information and network connections are great and the people are awesome. The information will help you make a difference in the over all health of our regions environment, and you might just make a friend or two in one of those important places. I had a great time learning about some of the issues and solutions people are working toward. Its exciting to see and interesting to watch, but is is even more fun to be involved!
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