The Friends of the St. Joe River Association (FotSJR) is offering financial assistance for the 2022 Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy (IWLA).

The Academy, organized by Purdue University with support from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and other Indiana conservation agencies and organizations, gives participants the chance to:

  • Engage in basic and advanced level watershed topics covering leadership principles, watershed science, organization and communication, technology and GIS, stakeholder involvement techniques and policy skills
  • Meet, learn from, and engage with others who work in watershed management
  • Interact with topic experts
  • Gain strategies, skills, and resources for successful watershed management
  • Earn a Professional Certificate in Watershed Management

Session Information:

  • Six virtual workshops will be held every other Wednesday from January 5 to March 16, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Each session will include live presentations, small group discussions and question and answer sessions and will occur using zoom.
  • A two-day face-to-face workshop held at the Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek State Park on March 29-30, 2022.
  • May 24, 2022 Graduation presentation and next steps, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. face-to-face at The Garrison at Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park.

More information is available on the IWLA website:

The financial assistance provided by the FotSJR will cover the full registration fee, which includes lodging/food for the face-to-face session and all course materials. The recipient(s) will be chosen by the FotSJR based on their need for professional development and their capacity to make a positive impact on the St. Joseph River Watershed.

All applications are due by October 29th and should be submitted here:

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