NEW: LELT Ambassador Program
With more people getting outside on LELT preserves & trails than ever before, we’re launching an initiative to reach trail users & community members with information about Loon Echo Land Trust and responsible trail use. If you’re passionate about Loon Echo, responsible outdoor recreation, and caring for our local natural resources this might be the perfect way to get involved!
Ambassadors bring LELT’s message and work to a wider audience. These outreach opportunities are a fun and impactful way to engage with the community, and include hosting LELT information tables at local festivals, farmer’s markets, special events, and greeting hikers at LELT preserve trail heads.
No prior experience is necessary; we will provide all the training, information, and materials you need! Ambassadors should be enthusiastic about LELT’s work & mission, and be comfortable interacting with a variety of audiences.
- Inform community members and preserve visitors about LELT- our work, how conservation works, information about the trails & preserve, Leave No Trace principles.
- Answer any questions
- Gather data on visitor behavior, questions, and challenges
- Use observations to develop suggestions on possible improvements for LELT
- Ambassadors will be asked to sign up for at least one opportunity for the 2021 season. Regular weekly or monthly opportunities can be arranged too.
- All volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt. Volunteers who sign up for 3 shifts receive a free LELT hat!
- Locations: Pleasant Mountain (summit or trailhead), Bald Pate Mountain Preserve (summit or trailhead), Hacker’s Hill, Bridgton Farmer’s Market (outside office on Depot St), special events & other opportunities as they arise.
All LELT Ambassadors must complete a one-hour training with LELT staff before completing an assignment. One-on-one or smaller group trainings will be coordinated as needed.
First training: May 11, 7pm on Zoom | Register
More to be planned!