The Mangrove Action Project is a local non-profit working to engage the community about the importance of mangrove ecosystems and the need to halt converting them to commercial shrimp farms. We advocate locally in coastal communities in developing countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Ecuador, and more to halt destruction of their traditional livelihoods and help them restore mangrove ecosystems.
MAP has brought the issue to Seattle by engaging consumers about the hidden costs of cheap imported shrimp that damage mangroves, our environment, and health.
We will be out talking to the community during the summer solstice weekend (6.17 - 6.18) and could really use your help! We need volunteers to represent MAP at our table for a 3-hour shift by:
- Handing out informational materials
- Chatting with fair goers that want to know more about MAP and the Question Your Shrimp campaign
You’re probably thinking: "I had no idea this was even an issue! How could I be the right person to represent it?!?" You are not in any way required to be an expert about mangroves ecosystems and/or shrimp farming because a staff member and/or seasoned volunteer will accompany you. Just bring your excitement for the cause and for meeting new people in your community!
We will be holding a 1-hr training/information session during the week of June 5th at the Int’l District office to help bolster your knowledge and answer any questions you might have.
You can check out more information about the Fremont fair here: http://www.fremontfair.com. The parade is crazy and the booths are always interesting. No joke, it is one of our favorite weekends in Seattle! So after you’re done with tabling, there is much fun to be had!
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
- Environmental Education
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- 3 hour shift on 6.17 or 6.18