Join us for part three of the three-part Coastal Ambassador training series focusing on the Lower Cape Fear River Blueprint on Wednesday, May 16. The third part of the series will discuss how the Blueprint will help with shoreline and wetland restoration in the river basin. The Southeast Coastal Ambassadors are a special group of volunteers who help spread the word about the work of the Coastal Federation and engage the public in our projects. Ambassadors serve as representatives of the federation at festivals, programs and other outreach events. Benefits of being a Coastal Ambassador include monthly trainings, special field trips and recognition through Ambassador t-shirts and name tags. Each month the federation holds a Coastal Ambassador training meeting that usually alternates between a day field meeting and an evening program meeting. The program is designed to be fun and interactive, allowing volunteers to socialize with one another while learning more about the work of the federation and our coastal environment. Ambassadors are required to attend at least five trainings per year and represent the federation at a minimum of three outreach events. Those who wish to join the Coastal Ambassadors group are required to attend an orientation training session held at 5:30 p.m. before the evening program meetings. The training starts at 7 p.m. This program is for people 16 years or older.