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Be a future water leader

The Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the University of Minnesota Extension are looking for 30 citizens to participate in the 2014-15 Fostering Citizen Leadership Program.

This free workshop series is for new citizen leaders who are interested in taking on more responsibility, or are new to water quality work and watershed (area of land that drains into a specific water body) involvement.

Participants must live in the Crow Wing, Leech, Long Prairie, Pine River and Redeye watersheds (located within parts of Crow Wing, Cass, Hubbard, Wadena, and Todd counties).

"The leadership series will focus on supporting citizen leaders by fostering their confidence, competence and connections in their watershed communities through resources, skills, processes and tools that can help strengthen their current efforts and nurture new ones," said Denise Stromme, Extension educator.

The workshops series include: three in-person Saturday workshops (Sept. 6, Nov. 1 and May 2, 2015) and two winter online webinars. Participants are expected to participate in all five sessions.

Deadline to apply is Aug. 18. To apply for the Fostering Citizen Leadership Program, email Melissa Barrick at melissa.barrickyour name, email address, phone number and address.

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Funding for this program is provided by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency through the Clean Water Legacy Amendment.