April 2014

Please contact volunteer@wmeac.org if any of these opportunities sound fun to you!

Phone Banking with the WMEAC Policy Team

On Tuesday, April 1st, WMEAC is hosting an information session and volunteer call night for renewable energy in Michigan. WMEAC and Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs coalition will provide insight into Michigan's past, present, and future renewable energy status. The phone banking will focus on solar energy during this session and it is a great opportunity to learn more and get involved with this great initiative! We have an online pledge card you can fill out which you can check out here. And, of course, you know there will be food too! Please contact wmeac.policy@gmail.com if you have any questions or are interested in joining us!

Click here to RSVP. 

April 1st 


1007 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, 49506

2014 Grand River GreenUp

Join WMEAC and Grand Haven Area Jaycees on Saturday, April 19th for the 4th Annual Grand River GreenUp. Register here to help us with hundreds of other volunteers to pick up thousands of pounds of refuse from the watershed. The GreenUp is one of the biggest Earth Day events on the lakeshore! Anyone who can safely and responsibly navigate riverbank terrain is welcome to participate. Friends, families, schools, scouts, coworkers, clubs, and organizations can volunteer toegther! Food, refreshments, and t-shirts will be provided. Sign up today! 

Earth Day Brewery Challenge

Harmony Brewery and Brewery Vivant will be facing off in an Earth Challenge of epic proportions! Visit both Harmony and Brewery Vivant to submit your Earth Day pledge through EarthDay.org/takeaction and get a dollar off your brew. Volunteers needed in shifts to help us manage the pledges and promote Earth Day pledges at the brewerys. Please email volunteer@wmeac.org if you are interested and available anytime from 3:00pm-10:00pm on Tuesday, April 22nd to help us out with this fun pledge event.

Economicolgy: How Wind Energy Can Power a Cleaner, Stronger America & the Wege Foundation Speaker Series at Aquinas College

Outgoing volunteers needed! Aquinas College is hosting the Wege Foundation Speaker series bringing Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association. This speaker series is free to the public and seats will fill up so RSVP by April 15th here. Volunteer needs include crowd management, microphone runners, and general logistics help. Please email volunteer@wmeac.org for more information or to reserve your spot at this popular speaker series. 

Thursday, April 24th 

4:00pm - 5:00pm 

Aquinas College Performing Arts Center 

Great Lakes Brewing Company Volunteer Event

Are you a Board room volunteer? Great Lakes Brewing Company based out of Cleveland, OH is sponsoring an Earth Day day of volunteering for a group of 30 WMEAC members on Saturday, April 12th. The volunteer group will be able to start cleaning up our green roof, set-up our rain garden for spring, drill and prep some rain barrels, help prep for our fourth annual Grand River Green Up, and other spring cleaning tasks. If you are a board room volunteer and interested in participating and celebrating on April 12th please RSVP to annemarie@wmeac.org and fill out this form to hold your spot in this limited volunteer event.

Rain Barrel Drilling and Prep

You may not believe me, but they say Spring is approaching soon. Spring brings rain, and rain means stormwater so WMEAC wants to arm you with some gloves and a power drill to help us prep for our dozens of rain barrel workshops (and the aforementioned Home and Garden show).  Email us if you're interested in some drill time with Becky, our Water Program Outreach Coordinator. Fun fact, WMEAC's 2013 Volunteer of the Year is a rain barrel volunteer!

Event Committee 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 volunteer@wmeac.org if you would like to spend time with us to plan and prepare for this fun, educational, and inspirational event calendar for 2014!

Teach for the Watershed Volunteers

Thank you to those who were able to come out to the latest T4W training session!
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 4,000 kids  this school year alone--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 volunteer@wmeac.org if you're interested in learning more about this growing school program.

Watershed Moments Needs a Motivated Volunteer(s)!

Have you ever wanted to host a podcast? Are an old soul intrigued by radio hosts?

Watershed Moments is WMEAC's radio spot on WYCE which airs four times a week in 90-second spots. If you have experience with audio equipment, interviewing topic experts, or editing audio clips Watershed Moments needs your skills!

Click here for an example of one of our episodes. Please call or email us if you're interested in learning more and expanding your talents.

Office Helpers

WMEAC needs some additional hands in its office able to help with the phones and fulfill other clerical tasks. If you’re interested or have any questions, please contact volunteer@wmeac.org.

Please contact volunteer@wmeac.org if you any of these opportunities sound fun to you!

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