Rock Creek Restoration

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CORE REQUIREMENTS

You need a total of 30 points, 5 core requirements and 25 electives (1 point for each action checked). We recognize that this list might be overwhelming, but once you start reading through, we are sure you will see that you have already been doing a lot of this work!
EcoLeader Project URL (project must be hosted in NWF EcoLeader community to be eligible for certification)
https://www.nwfecoleaders.org/forms/item/58/791
Core Requirements
1. Developed an EcoLeader profile, including my personal EcoMission., 2. Contributed to a project in one or more of the following ways: created or added to the EcoLeader project profile, project updates pages, and/or the application for certified project status. Project name and URL are listed below. (All projects must be hosted on EcoLeaders site to be eligible for certification), 3. Informed myself of leadership models and principals in one or more of the following ways: Read articles on leadership, participated in an NWF EcoLeaders webinar series, and/or participated in equivalent program offered by other organizations., 4. Encouraged the wider EcoLeaders community by contributing an idea, question, comment, article, video or photo in the community related to my or others’ projects, or to relevant leadership topics., 5. Sought a basic understanding of sustainability and biodiversity by reading one of the following resources (listed below and linked in the resource box on the right) and providing your top three reflections in the box below.
Reflections on sustainability and biodiversity readings
Primer on Biodiversity-catastrophic events are not the only causes of biodiversity loss

PLAN

VISIONING, PLANNING OR RESEARCH
Identified a need and invented a project to address it., Clarified project outcomes and measures of success., Secured placement of the project within the campus or community strategic or master planning documents or processes., Identified potential risks and strategies to address them., Designed or tested strategies and tactics., Developed short and long-term goals and specific activities to achieve them., Researched or tested options (including various technologies, vendors or costs)., Investigated similar projects, Coordinated a “request for proposal” (RFP) or similar process., Facilitated a team of people to define a vision for the project (or coordinated a planning charrette)., Surveyed people to help define project vision, needs, priorities and/or strategies., Integrated the project as a committee in an existing decision-making structure on campus or in the wider community, such as the student government council, campus strategic planning process, city council ordinances, or even a national or international policy.
RECRUITING OTHERS
Recruited one or more other individuals for the core project team., Recruited volunteers to help with the project (beyond the core project team)., Met with organizational superiors or staff and received support for the project., Organized or facilitated one or more project committees, or served as liaison for multiple committees., Recruited representatives from one or more departments or organizations as advisors, board members, or in other leadership capacities.
BUDGETING AND FUNDRAISING
Developed a budget for the project (expenses regarding materials, promotions, etc.), Raised funds for the project., Organized a fundraising campaign such as online crowd-sourcing or plant sale., Managed donations that came in for the project., Met with prospective donors to discuss the project and fundraising needs.

DO

PROJECT ADVOCACY AND NETWORKING
Organized or attended a rally to support the project., Wrote or passed an organizational or governmental policy in support of the project., Helped organize or set up a networking event., Developed an advocacy campaign in support of the project (email blasts, postering, educational gatherings, etc.), Wrote a letter to or met with political representatives related to the project., Hosted in-person gatherings in support of the project to foster relationships among project participants and other interested individuals., Attended events to meet new people who could help with the project or to build reciprocal support around similar aims or research events for our team to attend to advance the project., Prepared promotional print or web materials., Organized a table about the project at an event.
Hosted in-person gatherings in support of the project to foster relationships among project participants and other interested individuals., Attended events to meet new people who could help with the project or to build reciprocal support around similar aims or researched events for our team to attend to advance the project., Prepared promotional print or web materials., Organized a table about the project at an event., Helped organize or set up a networking event., Prepared a checklist of items to bring to an event., Lead a shopping trip to gather items for an event.
TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE
Learned a new technology to help with the project.

COMMUNICATE

MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS, AND TELLING THE STORY
Hosted an in-person gathering to share the project with others., Reached out to diverse groups in the community that had not been previously engaged in the project., Created posters, banners, illustrations or other visuals for the project., Secured an interview with news or radio station about the project (on campus or beyond)., Lined up influential people to speak about the project (i.e., community leaders, celebrities, or other influentials)
Took photos or videos at project events, and secured releases for their use., Reached out to diverse groups on campus or in the community that had not been previously engaged in the project.
MEASUREMENT, EVALUATION AND REPORTING
Took photos or videos before, during and after project, securing any necessary releases for use., Interviewed community members, participants or others.

SUSTAIN

CELEBRATING AND RECOGNIZING
Hosted a party with the leaders involved to acknowledge and appreciate effort, success and/or lessons learned.
FOSTERING REFLECTION AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Reviewed and revised plans, goals, or policies.
CULTIVATING ENERGY AND RENEWAL
Participated in a professional association or other support group of individuals who have similar goals, opportunities and challenges.

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Michael Calhoun
Michael Calhoun
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Date Added: Oct 4, 2021
Date Last Modified: Oct 5, 2021