Two Latina women stand in the midst of a crowd at a march on an autumn day in Washington, DC. On the left, one holds a sign saying "There is No Planet B". On the right, the other holds a megaphone to rally the crowd.


Is your community stream being threatened by development? Pollution a problem? Could your local official do something to help?

Nature Forward offers periodic Watershed Training Workshops for local civic, watershed or environmental groups to help empower successful stewardship and advocacy around local clean water and land conservation issues.

Here’s what participants say about our Advocacy & Stewardship Workshops:

Your Advocacy 201 training helped prepare me to testify before the D.C. Council for the first time, giving me some great tools to put together and deliver good written and oral testimony. Thanks for providing this great resource.

Conor Marshall, Friends of Kingman and Heritage Islands

In my area, as I see the water changing, I want to find the right connection. This has stimulated me to do something.

Barbara Lewis, Master Naturalist

Yesterday’s Conservation Advocacy 101 Workshop was more than I had hoped for. I learned quite a bit and now know the beginning steps to take on an advocacy issue. Thanks, again!

Jane Burner

I work for a small but growing watershed group. We just started to consider what kind of advocacy program to establish. This provided tools to help us.

Tina Rouse, Friends of Cabin John Creek

[The] workshop content was great! I believe that I have new tools to support my advocacy work. The workshop was worth the two hour drive from NOVA.

participant in Advocacy 202 | (Using Online Tools and Social Media for Advocacy)

In addition to conducting workshops and training at our headquarters at Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD, we partner with other groups including churches, synagogues, or mosque groups, community groups, watershed organizations, and others to host training throughout the D.C. metro region. If you want us to let you know about the next workshop or if you’d like to schedule a workshop with your group, please contact us.

Upcoming Trainings