The HRPDC and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are hosting a two-day training session October 22nd and 23rd called Water Words that Works. The training will be held at the Virginia Modeling and Simulation Center in Suffolk. The cost is $65 per training day; however registration for both days is $100, representing a savings of $35.
“The training is designed for conservation professionals and volunteers, however anyone in communications can benefit from the training topics,” said Julia Hillegass, HRPDC Public Information and Community Affairs Administrator.
The training will be conducted by renowned trainer Eric Eckl from Water Words That Work LLC. The first day focuses on making a splash with communications by using language that everyday citizens use in outreach messaging, with the goal of increasing engagement and action on behalf of the rivers, lakes, and oceans. The second day of training discusses how communications pros plan campaigns, measure accomplishments and do it even better next time.
To register, visit the event page.
The training is made possible in part by 2013 Virginia Watershed Organization Support and Small Nonpoint Source Project Funding. The source of funding is the Federal Clean Water Act Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant and Section 117 Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant.