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The Stewardship Network Monthly Webcast

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us every second Wednesday of the month at 12pm ET for The Stewardship Network’s monthly webcasts!

July 2022 | We’ve Been Here: Resident Leadership and Stewardship on Detroit’s Eastside

w/ guest Ricky Ackerman (Director of Climate Equity, Eastside Community Network), in conversation with Erin Stanley, Bethany Howard, Loretta Powell, and Tammara Howard.

ECN will be highlighting the LEAP Sustainability Fellowship program that builds resident capacity to steward open space in their neighborhoods. We work with resident leaders who have been taking care of and cultivating open spaces in their communities for a long time. ECN staff will provide context regarding land issues in Detroit as well as the fellowship and residents will join us to talk about the projects they are leading in their communities. We will also discuss how our work elevating resident voices and building leadership capacity in our communities fits within our broader organizational goals of increasing climate resilience and advocating for equitable climate solutions.

Speaker bio:

Ricky has been working at Eastside Community Network since February 2018 and currently serves as the Director of Climate Equity. While at ECN, Ricky has worked to engage residents around green stormwater infrastructure, air quality issues, resilience hubs, and other climate change-related topics. Prior to starting at ECN, he received his masters in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment.

About the Monthly Webcasts:

Since May 2005, the Stewardship Network has hosted monthly webcasts designed to provide important information for stewardship professionals, researchers, and volunteers in an accessible and through-provoking way. These engaging sessions feature presenters who are leaders in their field and an online audience from across North America, provoking a dynamic dialogue between presenters and audiences that has become a hallmark of this TSN program. If you care about natural areas and engage in stewarding lands and waters, then join us – these webcasts are made with you in mind!


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