Edit: The Toolkit is being revised and the document below is no longer correct. Stay tuned for the new resource, and in the meantime, consult with legal counsel and/or the Oregon Government Ethics Commission if you would like to engage in policy advocacy as an SWCD, land trust, or watershed council.
We’re excited to announce our new resource for SWCDs, Land Trusts, and Watershed Councils: The Government Relations Toolkit! Coming soon: a Conservation Partnership webinar on government relations for SWCDs, Land Trusts, and Watershed Councils. A discussion on government relations and presentation of this Toolkit will also occur at CONNECT 2019.
The Government Relations Toolkit includes:
- Information on what limitations on lobbying and advocacy exist for SWCDs and 501(c)(3) organizations like Watershed Councils and Land Trusts (you can do more than you think!)
- Tips for what you can and should do to advocate for your organization
- A list of resources to help you advocate or understand the policy process