Volunteer

FOG Volunteer Activities 2019

We are looking for help with the following activities!

  1. Monitor –  river health
    • Measure E coli testing (4 times per summer)
    • Shoreline survey (1 time per summer)
    • Measure micro plastics, metals (new)
    • Gather – Water traffic measuring
    • Expand river network all the way up to Maniwaki (new)
  2. Educate – expertise about threats and protecting the river
    • Develop an online library
    • Develop Info packages for new residents, real estate agents, developers (new) Bio blitz (new)
    • Info booths
      1. Chelsea (June 1, 2019)
      2. Cantley (Oct 5, 2019)
    • Communications
      1. Website management
      2. Social media / newsletter
      3. Translation
  3. Advocate – on behalf of the river
    • Governmental advocacy
      1. Write and publish position papers on upcoming issues
      2. Presentation to Councils and committeesFoster alliances and partnerships
  4. Celebrate
    • Riverfest (August 25)
      1. Planning committee
      2. Recruit vendors and sponsors
      3. Communications and signage
      4. Manage food and drinks
      5. Recruit and manage volunteers
      6. Day of – registration, security, setup cleanup, first aid, shuttle
    • Organize and participate in shoreline Cleanups
      1. Chelsea
      2. La Peche
    • Musical fundraising event (Nov 2019)
      1. Communications and social media
      2. Recruit sponsors and raffle prizes
  5. Build  capacity
    • Working Board Members
      1. Treasurer
      2. Communications and Social Media
    • Fundraising
      1. Apply for grants
      2. Foster public donations and membership
      3. Volunteer management

What other help can you offer?! We look forward to hearing from you!!

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