The very first workshop held by FMCS on April 4-5, 2000 at the USFWS National Conservation and
Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia was a success. The workshop attracted 52 participants
from 16 different states. This program focused on techniques of community outreach for watershed
protection and restoration. Over 20 speakers participated in the program, both presentations and panel
discussions. Special thanks go out to Linda Drees, Susan Mangin, Kurt Welke, and Rita Villella for all of
their hard work in developing the workshop program. The FMCS would also like to thank the USFWS, USGS,
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), TVA, UMRCC and Mussel Mitigation Trust (MMT) for their generous
sponsorship of the meeting.
The FMCS hopes the Outreach workshop is only the first of many successful workshops to come in the future.