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October 1, 2005 • Boscawen, NH and South Portland, ME
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications has been re-contracted to work with the Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel as its staff and primary contact.
Michele will be working on a number of initiatives including website content development, event planning, policy, coordination, and grant and fiscal management.


July 29, 2005 • Boscawen and Derry, NH 
naturesource communications has selected to work with the Beaver Lake Watershed Partnership on a comprehensive project including capacity building, watershed plan development, and water quality monitoring. The naturesource communications team, including Michele L. Tremblay, naturesource communications and Mark Wamser and Jason George both of Gomez and Sullivan, Engineers, PC, will work with diverse stakeholders to help the Partnership draft a watershed plan, conduct outreach, develop a quality assurance project plan, and create a watershed curriculum. The team will help the partnership and the Beaver Lake Improvement Association build their capacity including volunteer management and fundraising. 


July 28, 2005 • Boscawen, NH and South Portland, ME
The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment has renewed its contract with Michele L. Tremblay, principal of naturesource communications to provide Council Coordinator services for the organizations.
Michele will work with the Maine Secretariat Council and Working Group chairs to direct the Council's activities through June 2006. A large focus of the year will be internal policy development including drafting the Council's 2006-2001 Action Plan.


May 17, 2005 • Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, naturesource communications, has been invited to be a judge at the NH Envirothon competition.
The NH Association of Conservation Districts sponsors the program. The state competition will be held on May 17, 2005 at Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH. Visit http://www.nhacd.org/envirothon.htm for further information about NH Envirothon.


April 1, 2005 • Boston, MA and Boscawen, NH
naturesource communications has been invited to speak at the Shared Waters Monitoring Summit.
naturesource communications will present "Seeing Environmental Monitoring Through Volunteer-colored Glasses." The presentation will provide a volunteer perspective on water quality monitoring including volunteer motivations and management as well as the validity of volunteer-produced data.


January 14, 2005 • Boscawen and Concord, NH
naturesource communications has been selected as an on-call consultant for the NH Department of Environmental Services Watershed Planning and Restoration Projects Program.
naturesource communications will provide facilitation, project management, and development services for organizations working through the Department's Watershed Approach. Michele will lead groups through planning, restoration, and other watershed projects through this new program.


September 10, 2004 • Boscawen and Dublin, NH
Michele Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications, is featured as a "Freshwater Warrior" in the September 2004 issue of Yankee Magazine.
The feature details the work of eight individuals in who are "cleaning up the mess" of New England's "neglected and abused waterways."


September 10, 2004 • Boscawen and Concord, NH
The NH Department of Environmental Services has retained the services of Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications
naturesource communications was as one of a pool of consultants to assist groups in implementing DES's Watershed Approach.


September 1, 2004 • Boscawen, NH and San Francisco, CA
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications, was recently interviewed for an article in Summer 2004 issue of The Volunteer Monitor.
Michele offered perspectives on "The Business of Partnering" including experience creating and expanding the successful Adopt-a-River Site Program for the Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program. The article can viewed at EPA's website


July 17, 2004 • Boscawen and Concord, NH
The NH Department of Environmental Services has contracted with Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications to plan and organize its 2004 Watershed Conference. 
The conference will feature five tracks and include speakers and trainers from throughout the region who will provide guidance on ecology, organizational development, managing watersheds, "tech time," and effecting change.


July 1, 2004 • Boscawen, NH and South Portland, ME
The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment has renewed its contract with Michele L. Tremblay, principal of naturesource communications to provide Council Coordinator services for the organizations.
Michele will work with the New Hampshire Secretariat Working Group chair to direct the Council's activities through June 2005.


April 26, 2004 • Boscawen, NH and Orono, ME
The University of Maine Cooperative extension has contacted with Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications to conduct leadership and communications planning workshops.
Michele will provide the dinner presentation, "Leadership for all of Us" along with a half-day training workshop on communications and outreach planning and design at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension's Lake Leadership Institute.


November 1, 2003 • Boscawen and Barrington, NH
The Town of Barrington has contracted with with Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications to conduct a volunteer management training workshop.
Conservation Commissioners, other town boards, department heads, and town nonprofits will participate in the half-day workshop on November 15, 2003 at the Barrington Town Library.


October 1, 2003 • Boscawen, NH and South Portland, ME
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications has been re-contracted by the Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel to provide conference planning and organizational management services for the Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel.
Michele will continue to work with this international organization on its project planning and implementation and policy development.


August 1, 2003 • Boscawen and Concord, NH
The NH Department of Environmental Services Rivers Management and Protection Program has contracted with Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications to explore a guide to help Local River Advisory Committees manage their work according to RSA 483 and to pursue discretionary projects.
Michele will work with Local River Advisory Committees, watershed groups, and the NH Department of Environmental Services to determine the project feasibility and draft an annotated table of contents. The resulting document will be used to shape the new guidance document for Local River Advisory Committees.


July 1, 2003 • Boscawen, NH and Halifax, NS
The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment has contracted with Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications to serve as Coordinator for the Council.
Michele will work with the Nova Scotia Working Group chair to direct the Council's activities through June 2004.


May 31, 2003 • Boscawen, NH and Portland, OR
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications was named a National River Hero at the annual River Rally.
Michele was presented the 2003 National River Hero award by River Network, Portland, OR at their annual River Rally held this year in Stevenson, Washington. Michele is the only volunteer to receive the award.


May 5, 2003 • Boscawen and Effingham, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications will deliver the keynote speech at the Green Mountain Conservation Group's Annual Water Quality Monitoring Day
Michele will speak about the importance of protecting watersheds and working with environmental indicators including biomonitoring. Michele will share with attendees little-known information about some of the smaller inhabitants of their streams, wetlands, and ponds.


May 1, 2003 • Boscawen and Andover, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications has been contracted to develop a freshwater ecology and habitat curriculum for Proctor Academy in Andover, NH.
Michele is working with Science Department staff to develop an integrated curriculum that helps students learn about streams, wetlands, ponds, and habitat in their watershed. The curriculum includes classroom and field materials and activities.


April 28, 2003 • Boscawen and Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications will present Guerrilla Volunteer Recruitment Tactics at the NH Department of Environmental Services Volunteer Lake Assessment Program Workshop.
Part of naturesource communications's "Guerrilla series" series, the presentations and workshops offer real-life solutions for fundraising and development, outreach, and volunteer recruitment and management. Michele will also facilitate a structured networking session on reviewing and revising river corridor management plans.


April 26, 2003 • Boscawen and Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications will present Guerrilla Volunteer Recruitment Tactics at the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts AmeriCorps Program Training Workshop.
Part of naturesource communications's "Guerrilla series" series, the presentations and workshops offer real-life solutions for fundraising and development, outreach, and volunteer recruitment and management. Michele will also facilitate a structured networking session on reviewing and revising river corridor management plans.


April 27, 2003 • Boscawen, NH and Portland, OR
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications will be co-presenting a data interpretation and presentation workshop at River Network's Annual River Rally.
Michele will co-present with Jerry Schoen from the Massachusetts Water Watch Partnership


April 26, 2003 • Boscawen, NH and Boston, MA
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications has been contracted by the Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel to provide conference organization services for the Rapid Response Workshop.
Michele is providing workshop planning and writing services including workshop proceedings.


April 26, 2003 • Boscawen and Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications will present Guerrilla Volunteer Recruitment Tactics at the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts AmeriCorps Program Training Workshop.
Part of naturesource communications's "Guerrilla series" series, the presentations and workshops offer real-life solutions for fundraising and development, outreach, and volunteer recruitment and management. Michele will also facilitate a structured networking session on reviewing and revising river corridor management plans.


March 21, 2003 • Boscawen, NH and Atlantic City, NJ
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications will be presenting "Volunteers and Wetland Biomonitoring at the US Environmental Protection Agency's "Evaluating Wetland Condition for Nutrient Criteria: An Outreach Workshop."
Michele is presenting "Guerrilla Volunteer Recruitment" to train workshop participants about how to work with volunteers to enhance their wetland biomonitoring programs. The presentation is part of four-day workshop in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Michele's presentation will address Module #8 of the Methods for Evaluation Wetland Condition series guidance document.


March 11, 2003 • Boscawen and Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications  has been re-appointed and confirmed to another three-year term on the state's Rivers Management Advisory Committee. 
Nominated by Governor Craig Benson and confirmed by the Executive Council, Michele has been appointed to serve another three-year term representing the state's conservation interests. She was originally appointed for her first two terms by Governor Jeanne Shaheen. Michele's name was submitted by the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, Audubon Society of NH, and the NH Wildlife Federation.


November 20, 2002 • Boscawen, NH and Boston, MA
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications is teaching a marketing class at Suffolk University in Boston, MA.
Michele is presenting at the "Managing State Government" class taught by Professor Elizabeth Kilcoyne. Michele will design and teach a lesson on "Marketing State Government" project. She will provide information and resources to students for their class project. Michele was asked to speak to the class because of her training and experience in sales, marketing, and outreach.


October 1, 2002 • Boscawen, NH and Boston, MA
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications will be working with the Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel as its staff and primary contact for its second year.
Michele will be working on a number of initiatives including website content development, event planning, policy, coordination, and grant and fiscal management.


September 30, 2002 • Boscawen, NH and Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications has been asked to present "Guerrilla Volunteer Recruitment Tactics" at the NH Rivers Conference on November 9, 2002 at the NH Department of Environmental Services in Concord, NH.
Part of naturesource communications's "Guerrilla series" series, the presentations and workshops offer real-life solutions for fundraising and development, outreach, and volunteer recruitment and management. Michele will also facilitate a structured networking session on reviewing and revising river corridor management plans.


August 1, 2002 • Boscawen, NH and Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications has been contracted to provide coordination services to the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment through the summer of 2003.
Michele will provide leadership assistance and support for number of initiatives including marine conservation and other habitat issues (such as launching new committees), website content development and maintenance, and tracking implementation of the 2001-2006 Action Plan.


June 21, 2002 • Boscawen, NH and Gilford, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications presented "Guerrilla Fundraising for Sustainable Programs" at the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts Summer Meeting.
Held at the Gunstock Recreation area, the presentation provided ideas and direction for short- and long-term fundraising and development solutions for programs as well as Conservation Districts and nonprofit organizations.


May 10, 2002 • Boscawen, NH and Lowell, MA
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications  was awarded a contract from the New England Interstate Water Pollution and Control Commission to conduct a series of nonpoint source outreach workshops.
The workshops will be held in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island and will train groups in outreach planning, design, social marketing, and working with the media. The workshops follow a model that Michele used for an outreach workshop in March for the NH Department of Environmental Services.


May 2, 2002 • Andover, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications received an "Environmental Hero" award from Proctor Academy in Andover, NH.
Michele, also known as to the students and faculty of Proctor Academy as the "Bug Lady" and "Mayfly Madam," was presented with an Environmental Hero award "in recognition of her heroic efforts in support of the planet." Michele was very honored to receive the award during Proctor Academy's Earth Day Celebration on May 2, 2002. She has worked for several years with the Academy to conduct stream ecology field trips for their classes.


March 13, 2002 • Concord and Durham, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications and Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program Program Director have put bugs on the web!
The Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program's "Bug Nights" were recently featured on NH Public Radio's "NH Today" and NH Public Television's "NH Outlook" shows. Click here to access the Real Player files.


February 13, 2002 • Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications has been selected and approved for inclusion in The Corporate Fund's Consultant and Training Resources bank. 
Michele's application was accepted and approved by the Corporate Fund. Prospective clients can search for naturesource communication's services and locate her contact information  through the searchable database. 


December 3, 2001 • Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications has been selected to present "Guerrilla Outreach for Volunteer Organizations" and organize an upcoming workshop.
Michele will work with Watershed Assistance Section Staff in the Watershed Bureau of the NH Department of Environmental Services to structure and organize a day-long workshop in Concord on March 23, 2002. The workshop, "Innovative Outreach Tactics for Volunteer Organizations: everything you ever wanted to know about outreach and the media but were afraid to ask" will include case studies, a media panel, and other presentations of effective, efficient, and affordable communications solutions for volunteer and nonprofit groups.


December 1, 2001 • Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications will be working with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to research and develop website content.
Michele will develop content for the organization's new GivingNH site which will provide factual and anecdotal information to guide donors in making philanthropy decisions. The site will also provide information for nonprofits and foundations.


October 29, 2001 • Boscawen, NH and Gulf of Maine Region, US and Canada
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications has been contracted to provide staffing for the Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel.
Michele will provide policy, communications, and organization services for a new panel funded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.


October 1, 2001  •  Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications and Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program Program Director, and Stephen C. Landry, Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program Program Sampling Supervisor have been invited to present “All in the Family,” a family-level macroinvertebrate training workshop at the 2001 New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program and Volunteer Rivers Assessment Program Conference on Saturday, November 17, 2001.
The interactive workshop will be at the NH Department of Environmental Services building and will introduce volunteers to stream ecology and the importance of aquatic life to the watershed of its lakes, streams, and wetlands.


September 6, 2001 • Boscawen, NH and Gulf of Maine Region, US and Canada
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications has been selected to write the Gulf of Maine Mapping Initiative workshop report and recommendations for a mapping strategy and plan for Gulf of Maine Council.
Michele will also participate in the Marine Habitat Characterization and Mapping Workshop with attendees from the US and Canada and will produce a plan detailing existing research and identifying data gaps. The Workshop will be held at Sebasco Harbor from October 21-23, 2001.


August 3, 2001 • Boscawen and Franklin, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications and Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program Program Director, and Stephen C. Landry, Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program Program Sampling Supervisor presented an award to outgoing Commissioner Robert W. Varney on July 30, 2001.
The award was presented on behalf of the Upper Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee and the Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program honoring Bob's support of the Committee and Program.


May 9, 2001 • Boscawen and Franklin, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications and Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program Program Director, and Stephen C. Landry, Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program Program Sampling Supervisor have been invited to present an interactive training session on stream ecology at the New Hampshire Drinking Water Festival on May 9, 2001.
The workshop will introduce fourth-grade students from all over New Hampshire to stream ecology and the importance of aquatic life to the watershed of its lakes, streams, and wetlands and provide a hands-on opportunity to identify benthic macroinvertebrates.


May 1, 2001 • Barrington and Barrington, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications has been contracted by the Isinglass River Protection Project. Michele will work with the volunteer group to complete their nomination of the Isinglass River into the NH Rivers Management and Protection Program. naturesource communications will provide consultation, writing, editing, and layout of their nomination package.


April 19, 2001 • Boscawen, NH and Boston, MA
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications and Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program Program director, and Stephen C. Landry, Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program Program Sampling Supervisor accepted on behalf of the Program an Environmental Merit Award. 
The UMMP was proud to receive the award for "outstanding efforts in preserving New England's environment at a ceremony at Faneuil Hall. Also on hand was volunteer and high school student Kara Hewes. Since 1995, the Program has worked with over 500 volunteers from throughout New Hampshire and beyond to monitor water quality through bacteria and field sampling, habitat assessment, and biomonitoring with benthic macroinvertebrates.


April 4, 2001 • Boscawen and Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications has been named Program Director for the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts AmeriCorps Program.
Michele will oversee AmeriCorps operations including administration of members, host sites, and other partners as well as contact with state and national program offices.


March 17, 2001 • Boscawen and Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications and Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program Program director, and Stephen C. Landry, Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program Program Sampling Supervisor accepted on behalf of the Program the Trout Unlimited "Silver Trout Award" at their Annual Banquet at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH. 
The UMRLAC was proud to receive the award "for distinguished service and dedication to the enhancement, preservation, and restoration of our cold water fisheries. The Basil W. Woods Jr. Chapter of Trout Unlimited recently donated a generous gift to purchase a multi-paramter water meter for its Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program.


February 12, 2001 • Concord and Boscawen, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications has been contracted to by the NH Association of Conservation Districts to serve as its Executive Director. Michele will work with the board to facilitate development of their Plan for the Decade, provide technical assistance and program support on a range of products including a series of flood mitigation workshops, website development, policy at the state and national level, and training programs. Michele will also serve as media contact and work to enhance funding for and public awareness of the NHACD's work.


February 10, 2001 • Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications has been been engaged by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Corporate Fund to develop content for an online resource bank for nonprofit organizations. Michele will identify and classify on-line and other resources for inclusion in the the Fund's new website. Content includes fundraising & development, grant research & grant writing, management & governance, technology, managing change, public relations, evaluation, marketing & market research, financial management, volunteer management, organizational culture, human resources, and legal issues—all available in a searchable database.


January 5, 2001 • Holliston, MA
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications has been invited to present at the Massachusetts Congress of Lakes and Ponds on January 27, 2001 in Leicester, MA. 
Michele will present "Guerrilla Fundraising for Sustainable Volunteer Organizations." One of the sister presentations to “Guerrilla Outreach Tactics for Volunteer Monitoring Programs,”   This interactive workshop gives real-life examples of proven, on-the-ground techniques and materials that small and medium-sized organizations can use to generate support for their work.


January 1, 2001 • Manchester, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications and Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program Program director, and Stephen C. Landry, Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program Program Sampling Supervisor have been invited to present an interactive training session on stream ecology at the Manchester Flyfishing Association on Wednesday, February 14, 2001.
The workshop will introduce volunteers to stream ecology and the importance of aquatic life to the watershed of its lakes, streams, and wetlands and provide a hands-on opportunity to identify benthic macroinvertebrates to the family level.


December 18, 2000 • Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications has been contracted to develop the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program Authority website. 
The site serves as a central repository for all board and program information including online applications.


December 4 & 5, 2000  •  Damariscotta and Walpole, ME
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications has been invited to present at the Volunteer Estuary Monitoring Workshop sponsored by the Center for Marine Conservation (now the Ocean Conservancy) and the US Environmental Protection Agency on December 4th and 5th, 2000 at the Darling Marine Center, University of Maine, Walpole, ME. 
Michele will present "Guerrilla Volunteer Recruitment Tactics" and “Guerrilla Fundraising for Sustainable Volunteer Organizations.” These are both sister presentations to “Guerrilla Outreach Tactics for Volunteer Monitoring Programs,” The interactive workshops give real-life examples of proven, on-the-ground techniques and materials that small and medium-sized organizations can use to generate support for their work. Michele will give the workshop, "Data Presentation or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Bacteria." The workshop follows the format of Ready, Set, Present! a data presentation manual for volunteer monitoring groups.


November 18, 2000  •  Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications  has been invited to present at the River and Watershed Conference 2000, on November 18, 2000 in Concord, NH. 
Michele will present "Guerrilla Fundraising for Sustainable Volunteer Organizations." One of the sister presentations to “Guerrilla Outreach Tactics for Volunteer Monitoring Programs,” and “Guerrilla Volunteer Recruitment,” this interactive workshop gives real-life examples of proven, on-the-ground techniques and materials that small and medium-sized organizations can use to generate support for their work.


November 1, 2000 • Upper Merrimack Watershed, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications  and Stephen C. Landry, [both of the] Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program and Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program have released  State of the Upper Merrimack 1995-1997, a river quality report
The report details river quality conditions along the Pemigewasset, Winnipesaukee, Contoocook, and Merrimack Rivers From Franklin to Bow, New Hampshire. Photographs, maps, graphs, charts, and narratives provide information for each site. A unique "Dragonfly Rating" for each site provides a snapshot comparison of conditions.


October 20, 2000  •  Concord, NH
The Jordan Institute has contracted with Michele L. Tremblay, principal,  naturesource communications to develop its organization's website along with project sub-sites for the NH Comparative Risk Project and the Minimum Impact Development Project.
Michele L. Tremblay will work with The Jordan Institute, the NH Comparative Risk Project, and the Minimum Impact Development Project to create a website that links the organization and its projects, directing visitors through the progression of its work.


September 27, 2000  •  Amherst, MA
The Massachusetts Water Watch Partnership and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs have invited Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications to present “Guerrilla Fundraising for Sustainable Volunteer Organizations” at the Clean Water Conference on November 4, 2000 in Gardner, Massachusetts. 
One of the sister presentations to “Guerrilla Outreach Tactics for Volunteer Monitoring Programs,” and “Guerrilla Volunteer Recruitment.” this workshop will present real-life examples of fundraising tactics and offer suggestions that groups can use right away to add sustainability and growth to their organizations' support and programs. Michele will also co-present with Marie-Françoise Walk, "How Are You Using your Data?" which will Discuss ways in which participants have put their monitoring results to use, what successes, and challenges they have experienced. 


August 10, 2000  •  Dover, NH
The Cocheco River Watershed Coalition and the Strafford County University of NH Cooperative Extension Office have contracted with Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications to conduct a focus group, draft a communications strategy for the Coalition, and design a brochure for their September 16 river clean-up.
Michele will facilitate a focus group comprised of diverse stakeholders from throughout the Cocheco River watershed and draft a communication strategy as part of the Coalition's River Network Watershed Assistance Grant. A brochure will also be developed to advertise and solicit volunteers for a river clean-up.


May 31, 2000  •  Holderness, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications  and Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program Program Director, and Stephen C. Landry, Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program Program Sampling Supervisor have been invited to present “Macroinvertebrates, Charisma and Science—Together at Last” at the 2000 New Hampshire Lakes Conference on Saturday, June 17, 2000.
After conducting this workshop at the 1999 Lakes Congress, Steve and Michele have been invited back. This year, the interactive workshop will be held on a small stream in the Squam Lakes region. The workshop will introduce volunteers to stream ecology and the importance of aquatic life to the watershed of its lakes, streams, and wetlands.


April 1, 2000  •  Austin, TX
Michele L. Tremblay, Program Director for the Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program and principal, naturesource communications has been selected to present at the Sixth National Volunteer Monitoring Conference, "Moving into the Mainstream," in Austin, Texas. 
Michele will present "Guerrilla Outreach Tactics for Volunteer Monitoring Programs" The conference will be held at the Clarion Suites Hotel from April 26-29. The interactive workshop gives real-life examples of outreach materials and programs. One of the sister presentations to “Guerrilla Recruitment for Volunteer Programs,” and “Guerrilla Fundraising for Sustainable Volunteer Organizations.” The audience and  effectiveness of the examples will be discussed. A media representative will also be available to answer questions about press releases and effective media relations.


March 29, 2000  •  Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications  will design and maintain the website for The Plum Line, Forest and Natural Resource Consulting, Antrim, NH and St Johns, MI.
The site will promote the partnership that specializes in all aspects of sustainable forest management systems. 


February 25, 2000  •  Portsmouth, NH and the Provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment invited Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications, to moderate their forum: “The Health of the Gulf of Maine: Current Conditions, Future Needs—A Range of Perspectives” on December 10, 1999.
The panel included NH Senator Beverly Hollingworth; David Keeley, Maine Office of State Planning and charter Gulf of Maine Council Working Group Member; and Jessie Davies, New Brunswick Nature Trust, Director of Environment and Sustainable Development Research Centre at the University of New Brunswick.


February 1, 2000  •  Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications  has been retained to design and maintain "Special Places," the website of the Citizens for NH Land and Community Heritage.
The site will be used to post information crucial to the passage of Senate Bill 401 to create and fund a permanent public-private partnership to protect New Hampshire's natural, historical, and cultural resources.


January 14, 2000  •  Amherst, MA
Marie Françoise Walk and Jerry Schoen of the Massachusetts Water Watch Partnership, working with Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications , have completed a data presentation manual entitled Ready, Set, Present! a data presentation manual for volunteer water quality monitoring groups.
The first-of-its kind manual guides volunteer and other volunteer monitoring groups through the most effective data presentation planning and techniques for public testimony, media, fairs, and conferences along with information on simple, inexpensive, and effective graphics. Although written for water quality monitoring groups, the information can be applied for use by any grassroots organization. The manual is available through the Massachusetts Water Watch Partnership for $5 or can be downloaded as Adobe® Acrobat® documents through their website.


November 13, 1999  •  Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications and Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program Program director, and Stephen C. Landry, Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program Program Sampling Supervisor presented a workshop at the NH Rivers Management & Protection Program/Volunteer Rivers Assessment Program Conference.
Steve and Michele presented “All in the Family,” an interactive identification training session. The nearly 40 attendees were introduced to identification at the family level of benthic macroinvertebrates. At that time, the Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program's newly published Macroinvertebrates of the Upper Merrimack, an annotated picture key, by Stephen C. Landry and Michele L. Tremblay, was introduced and used by volunteers for the first time.



October 30, 1999 • Boscawen, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications is completing an extended contract with the River Watch Program of River Network (formerly River Watch Network).
Michele was contracted by River Watch Network to provide data management, research, facilitation, and writing services. She is working with Geoff Dates and Steve Dickens to complete a set of findings and recommendations on the status of volunteer monitoring efforts along with service providers and data users for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. In early 2000, a series of meetings will be held to present the draft report and solicit comments.

August 9, 1999  •  Concord, NH
Michele L. Tremblay, principal, naturesource communications is working with two new clients.
She has accepted the contract position of Program Manager for the Gulf of Maine Council and will be managing the implementation of "Sustaining and Improving the Gulf of Maine Ecosystem Through Cooperative Efforts: Work Plan 7/1/99 - 12/31/00," administering grants and publicizing results, and serving as the primary point of contact for work plan implementation and acting as liaison with US Senate office.
     Michele is also filling the staffing needs of the New Hampshire Republicans for Responsible Conservation. Her contract includes working with the advisory board to meet with major Republican presidential candidates and bring to their agendas important conservation issues and publicize the results to educate voters during the NH primary election.


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