Martin County Water Ambassador Program
Are you interested in protecting our waterways? Are you interested in what you can do to make a difference? Martin County and UF/IFAS Sea Grant Extension have partnered to offer the Water Ambassador training program to help you change your practices and to educate your friends and neighbors to meet this goal. This unique training program creates knowledgeable and motivated volunteers ready to make a difference.
What is the Martin County Water Ambassador training program?
The Martin County Water Ambassador training is an education program that unites and empowers residents and volunteers who have an interest in protecting local waterways and giving back to their communities.
The program provides a way for motivated individuals to connect personal decisions with information about lagoon -friendly practices.
Including orientation, program participants will attend a six hour course that combines group discussions, presentations by local experts, and resource materials for an interactive and informative program. Participants will be provided with educational materials, and lunch. Participants will learn about:
- Florida’s drainage history
- Nine principals of Florida- Friendly landscaping
- Estuary friendly living
- How -Why to reduce stormwater in runoff from your property
- Martin County Fertilizer Ordinance
Martin County Water Ambassador - Your Commitment
As a Water Ambassador graduate, you take on the role of educator and activist within your community. Water Ambassadors work in the following areas to advance the message of reducing pollutants in runoff and encourage residents to answer the call to help protect our local waterways!
Water Ambassadors may:
- Give educational programs to the public
- Support youth activities (K-12)
- Participate in local outreach events