Presenting our 2019 Land + Water WORKS Ambassador Program!

April 16, 2019

The Land + Water WORKS Coalition is back for another year of exciting programming and we’re kicking it off with the launch of our 2019 Land + Water WORKS Ambassador Program. After a competitive application and interview process, we are proud to announce our 2019 Land + Water WORKS Ambassadors. Our third cohort is comprised of community members and non-profits throughout Detroit’s seven districts. This dynamic group of community change agents will participate in an intensive eight-month program where they will learn the principals of land and water stewardship through lectures and hands-on experience.


Lessons will cover many topics, including:

  • Introduction to Land +Water Stewardship
  • Introduction to Green Stormwater Infrastructure
  • Native Plant ID 101
  • Understanding our Soil
  • Composting 101
  • An Introduction to Rain Gardens
  • Rain Barrel Construction Workshop
  • Downspout Disconnection Certification provided by Friends of the Rouge
  • Water Smart Trainer Certification provide by EcoWorks Detroit


Ambassadors will also be participating in technical skills development workshops aimed at increasing their neighborhood leadership capacity. These sessions will focus on community engagement planning, public speaking, grant writing, and more. The program kicks off on April 23 and will run through the end of December. With their newfound knowledge, ambassadors will work to engage 10,000 Detroiters in vital conversations about how to become better stewards of our land and water along with the role we all play in creating a green culture shift in Detroit.


For more information and to view the list of 2019 ambassadors, visit the Land + Water WORKS page.


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