Friends Grassroots Network – Show Your Support!
The Conservation Lands Foundation builds and strengthens community-based groups, or “Friends Groups,” led by citizen advocates, who work to protect, expand and restore the National Conservation Lands. Our grant-making program funds both capacity building and on the ground conservation projects. In addition, we provide groups with technical advice, mentoring, tools and trainings to ensure their organizational stability and enhance their ability to protect the areas they care about. This includes tailored advice and support to develop effective conservation campaigns, organizational development, fundraising, communications, policy and advocacy activities.
Our regular conference, the Friends Rendezvous, brings together grassroots leaders from across the nation. The three-day conference promotes networking opportunities, but more importantly it provides essential training and strategic guidance so Friends Groups leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to be more effective in their conservation initiatives.
Currently, the Foundation supports over 60 local grassroots organizations. Most of these groups are made up of citizen advocates located in the rural towns and western communities near units of the National Conservation Lands. This network of Friends Groups effectively undertake local conservation projects, build support for the protection of their local landscapes and provide a unified voice for the National Conservation Lands.
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