Fluid 5K Virtual Fun Run/Walk

Come one, come all! Are you interested in going for an invigorating run or walk during your virtual conference experience? If so, consider participating in the National Monitoring Conference’s Fluid 5K Fun Run/Walk! We encourage everyone to get out and be active during the conference week!

There are no registration fees this year, but we hope that you will consider making a donation to the Eleanor Ely Memorial Scholarship fund. Donation options will be included within the conference registration or using the form at the bottom of this page. This fund supports members of the volunteer monitoring community, as well as others who need support to attend the National Monitoring Conference.

If you are attending the conference, there will be a button included in registration; if you are not attending, please still feel free to participate in the run! The Fluid 5K is an informal fun run open to everyone!

Participants are also welcome to purchase a limited-edition NMC Fluid 5K shirt via the NALMS online apparel shop. Purchasing a shirt is not required to participate; however, a percentage of the proceeds will come back to support the scholarship fund. We have adult short sleeve, adult long sleeve, and youth short sleeve options available, as well as a variety of fun colors! Please note: shirts are shipped out in batches, so plan ahead if you’d like your shirt by the conference! Orders typically arrive in roughly two weeks.

We also encourage participants to share photos of their run/walk/jog/hike on the conference platform and/or social media. Be sure to use the hashtag #NMC2021!

We invite you to share your runs and photos with your fellow attendees! You may do so here: https://arcg.is/1GmCTb

The map itself can be found here!

Who was Ellie Ely? Ellie was one of the stalwarts of the volunteer monitoring movement and a prominent leader from its very beginnings. She was the editor and driving force behind The Volunteer Monitor from 1990 to 2010. During that time, this newsletter was the voice of volunteer monitoring; everyone relied on it for technical advice on monitoring, sustaining programs, training volunteers and many other topics. She was also instrumental in developing a national directory of volunteer environmental monitoring programs. Sadly, Ellie passed away in 2012 from ovarian cancer.

Please donate using the form below. If you are a NALMS member and are logged in, you will not need to input your contact information. We will use what we have on file to send you a mailed receipt thanking you for your gift.


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