Before you take action, understand what motivates your community and fellow neighbors. Identify the why factor and benefits of the project. Once you connect the what and why, focus on the who and how!
Develop a strategy and define tracking metrics before launching a pilot version of your project or program. You can convert the strategy into a business case to pitch to your neighbors, community-at-large, or your city council. When you present your business case, include concepts such as what resources are needed, key people and organizations involved, and ideal steps for processes and procedures.
Once you have community support, launch your initiative! If your project is extensive, start small and scale it over time. Use data to report the impact of your project to and strengthen your case for conservation.