Program Description (include how it meets membership criteria)
A science-based natural resource statewide training program jointly sponsored by University of Maryland Extension (UME), Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other state and local agencies and organizations. Volunteers receive 60 hours of classroom and in-the-field training in return for 40 hours of service in their community. Partnerships with state and local environmental organizations, agencies, and citizen groups support a network of locally directed Chapters around the state. Program Facilitators administer and coordinate volunteer training programs using a state-sanctioned volunteer training manual.