We wanted to share this particularly nice compliment to TWP’s Protecting the Water of the Arid West (PWAW) program from one of our training participants:
I was struggling. My watershed group had just learned that we would have to address much more stringent water quality standards and we had no money with which to work. I knew we’re going to have to engage the public if we’re ever going to be successful. But how? Out of the blue an e-mail came from Trees, Water & People inviting me to attend a free training to learn how to tell stories effectively. Under the tutelage of a skilled trainer, I learned to tell my fascinating stories in a way that engages others. My watershed group is well on its way to solving its funding issues. Not bad for a day’s work.
Through PWAW, we regularly provide training and development assistance to watershed groups, like this person’s, throughout the Interior West. With funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this two-year program has helped these groups to grow sustainably and continue the protection of precious water resources.