Last year we set about forming a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) community for conservationists. Over 90 staff, board and volunteers from 75 different organizations throughout PA, MD, D.C. NJ, DE and national organizations expressed interest in participating. From this group, a smaller “planning committee” self-selected and committed to working together for six months to form a path forward. We have created several workgroups. dubbed “pods” to address specific goals: Relationship Building, Strategic Planning, Structure, and Programming. These pods have been meeting monthly since January and will continue to meet regularly in the future.

If any of these existing pods or the proposed new pod dovetail with your interests and/or expertise, please let us know so you can join a pod and your voice can be heard in this work. Please email [email protected]

DEIJ Pod Participation Form

  • Pod membership is non transferrable. We ask that you commit for at least six months to your Pod, and that you are representing yourself not your organization
  • Please indicate which pod you are interested in participating in.
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