Training Community Leaders

Is your community stream being threatened by development?  Pollution a problem? Could your local official do something to help? Audubon Naturalist Society offers periodic Watershed Training Workshops for local civic, watershed or environmental groups to help empower successful stewardship and advocacy around local clean water and land conservation issues.

Read about one workshop in the Naturalist Quarterly article Good Changes for the Environment in Our Hands.

Here’s what participants are saying about our Advocacy & Stewardship Workshops:

“I work for a small but growing watershed group. We just started to consider what kind of advocacy program to establish. This provided tools to help us.” -- Tina Rouse, Friends of Cabin John Creek

“In my area, as I see the water changing, I want to find the right connection. This has stimulated me to do something.” – Barbara Lewis, Master Naturalist

"[The] workshop content was great! I believe that I have new tools to support my advocacy work. The workshop was worth the two hour drive from NOVA." -- participant in Advocacy 202  (Using Online Tools and Social Media for Advocacy)

In addition to conducting workshops at our headquarters in Woodend, we partner with other groups such as church, synagogue, or mosque groups, community groups, watershed organizations, etc. to host them all around the D.C. metro region. Want us to let you know about the next workshop or want to schedule a workshop with your group? Contact us.

Upcoming Trainings


17sep10:00 am- 2:30 pmConservation Advocacy 101 Workshop