Monday, September 12, 2016

Lakes in Action

From: Steph Boismenue <>
Date: September 9, 2016 at 12:38:34 PM CDT
Subject: Workshop: Lakes in Action: Advocacy 101
Good Afternoon,
Here is a great opportunity to learn how you and your lake group or organization can be more effective advocates for sound water policy.

Lakes In Action: Advocacy 101 (Rhinelander)
Presented by Wisconsin Lakes & River Alliance of Wisconsin
When:  Thursday, September 22, 2016   5 PM - 8 PM
Where: Holiday Acres Resort, 4060 South Shore Drive, Rhinelander, WI  54501
~Registration is FREE, but space is limited~

Wish you could influence public policy makers to be more protective of our lakes and waters, instead of tearing down existing protections? You can!  Wisconsin Lakes and the River Alliance of Wisconsin have partnered to create “Lakes in Action”, a new program designed to help you and your lake organization be even more effective in advocating sound water policy at all levels of government.
To launch Lakes in Action this fall, we’re offering a free workshop to teach you the basics of being a good advocate - as an individual and an organization. Using the recent dismantling of Wisconsin’s shoreland zoning law as a real world topic from which to work, we’ll cover topics such as:
·         What can my lake organization do under the law to influence lawmakers? Can my group do lobbying
·         What are the best ways to communicate and build effective relationships with lawmakers?
·         How can I have an impact and advocate for my lake if my voting address is different from my lake home?
·         How do we build consensus within our own organization as to the group's position on an issue, or even whether to advocate one way or another as a group?
The training, presented by staff from WI Lakes and the River Alliance, will run 3 hours and are free, but registration is required.
Click here to register for the Rhinelander workshop

Stephanie Boismenue
Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator
Oneida County Land & Water Conservation Department
Oneida County Courthouse, 2nd floor
PO Box 400
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone:  715-369-7835    
Fax:  715-369-6268

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