Boston Park Advocates, a citywide network of urban greenspace champions, will host a free Advocacy Bootcamp on March 11. Registration is now open, and individuals interested in participating are encouraged to register here by March 3 to reserve their spot.
WHEN: Saturday, March 11 from 8:30 AM – 1 PM
WHERE: Fenway Community Center | 1282 Boylston Street, Boston
Boston Park Advocates invites supporters of Boston open spaces to gather to network and learn about best practices from peers around the city. Come hone your skills as an effective open space champion!
All levels of advocacy experience are welcome; teens through seniors are encouraged to attend. This training is free, with an optional suggested donation of $10, payable at the door. Our goal is to have representation from every neighborhood in Boston.
Here’s what the Advocacy Bootcamp will include:
- The ins and outs of the Boston Parks & Recreation Department
- Evolution from outsider advocates to insider partners
- Breakout sessions on the following topics:
- How to engage the community in park stewardship
- How to fund park improvements
- How to prioritize and advocate for park needs
- Best practices for DCR state park friends groups
- An opportunity for everyone to contribute to crafting a list of open space projects to be considered for Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds
- Tips on state-level legislative advocacy and building relationships with elected officials
For more information, please contact Boston Park Advocates at (617) 723-8144 or firstname.lastname@example.org