WMEAC relies on caring volunteers like you to carry out our mission of leading environmental protection. We are all part of West Michigan’s environment, so we must work together to protect and positively influence our natural surroundings. WMEAC volunteers average 10,000 hours every year for various programs, professional, and maintenance needs! We need you to volunteer West Michigan to protect our environment!
TEACH FOR THE WATERSHED MENTORS!
Thank you to those who were able to come out to the latest T4W training session! We look forward to seeing you again for another successful school year!
Would you like to put on waders and teach children about macroinvertebrates in a stream? Reaching over 2,500 kids last year alone, T4W is quickly becoming a spotlight program here at WMEAC. T4W is ramping up to serve 4,500 kids this school year–so we need your help!
WMEAC is looking for volunteers to support and encourage West Michigan’s young people to engage in the sciences to understand and articulate the value of our water resource. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in learning more about this growing school program. Daytime availability and background check required.
When: Spring 2015
OTTAWA COUNTY GRAND RIVER CLEAN UP COMMITTEE
The Fifth Annual Ottawa County Grand River Clean Up will be taking place this spring in Grand Haven and other lakeshore communities to clean up our Grand River watershed. If you live in Ottawa County, please consider signing up for the Ottawa County Grand River Clean Up planning committee to help us with the logistics of organizing hundreds of volunteers, covering dozens of miles of the river, and picking up thousands of lbs of refuse all in one morning!
HOME AND GARDEN SHOW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - March 5 - 8
WMEAC will be at the West Michigan Home and Garden Show at the DeVos Place from Thursday, March 5 – Sunday, March 8. Over the last few years dozens of volunteers have worked with staff to help with rain barrel workshops for 100 Rain Barrels and ‘person’ the WMEAC table in the downtime. Volunteering with us will gain access to the Home and Garden show free of admission! If you spent time with us in the past or are interested in hearing more please sign up here!
Where: DeVos Place, Downtown Grand Rapids
When: March 5 – March 8, 2015
EVENT COMMITTEE MEETING--VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
WMEAC events include The Earth Day Gala, WMEAC Film Series, Women and Environment Symposium, Green Drinks, Grand River Green-Up, Mayors River Clean Up, and our Annual Meeting. All of these events need significant volunteer power from people like you! If you attend these events every year or are new to WMEAC we are always looking to grow our event team with passionate, detail-oriented, team players.
Please contact email@example.com if you would like to spend time with us to plan and prepare for this fun, educational, and inspirational event calendar for 2014/2015!
CATCH BASIN CHAMPIONS NEEDED
Our city’s catch basins lay a vital role in stormwater collection, and currently they’re being underserved. The grates of catch basins quickly become clogged with litter and leaves, which are easy to remove but often go overlooked. If you’re interested in joining the crusade to preserve the efficiency of our stormwater system, this is a simple project that would greatly benefit from your work. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about adopting a catch basin in need near you!