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!
Page last updated 03/06/2019.
TEACH FOR THE WATERSHED
Teach for the Watershed
Our T4W program is an interactive, place-based watershed education program that connects middle school students to their local watershed using the tools of science and discovery! Students will engage in hands-on field work to determine the quality of a local stream.
If you are interested in working with students, environmental science, or protecting our water resources here in West Michigan sign up today to become a T4W Mentor! This program has two components: an in-classroom portion and an outdoor field work portion. This training session is for the field work portion.
GREEN DRINKS GREETER
Description/Background: Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. The event is held on the third Thursday of the month in the evening at various venues throughout Greater-Grand Rapids and the Lakeshore. Attendees will vary from students and academia, non-profit, government, and sustainable business professionals.
Calendar Time Scope Commitment: The event takes place once a month on the third Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
Responsibilities of Volunteers:
- Support the WMEAC table the day of the event. Most commonly either setting up or breaking down the table.
- Help greet attendees
JOIN A COMMITTEE
WMEAC hosts a number of committees to help with our internal policies and procedures, provide guidance, and expand our network for effective community engagement.
Are you interested in a more formal commitment with WMEAC?
Let us know if you are interested in learning more about our Event Planning, Fund Development, Policy and Advocacy, IDEAL (Inclusion and Development of Environmental Allies and Leaders), and event specific committees like the Grand River Clean Up, Blue Tie Ball, the Annual Meeting, and Women and the Environment.
GRAND HAVEN STATE PARK BEACH CLEAN UP
Join us on Saturday, April 20th from 9am to 12pm, to clean up our beach and better our community.
We will meet at the Grand Haven State Park, look for our tents and signs! This event is free and open to the public, all ages are welcome! This event is open house style, so if you cannot make it for the entire event, we encourage you to donate the time that you have and stop on by.
All supplies will be provided, however we encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle, coffee mug for complimentary Aldea Coffee, or gloves if you wish. This is a zero-waste event, we will not provide additional trash bins at our tent. In efforts to keep our planet clean consider ditching disposable items and instead bring a reusable water bottle with you to stay hydrated!
Read more at WMEAC.org: Grand Haven State Park Beach Clean Up https://wmeac.org/event/grand-haven-state-park-beach-clean-up/