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2014 Banquet This Weekend!

Posted by | Aug. 18, 2014 | Uncategorized

Banquet Flyer 2014
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2014 Banquet Flyer
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This coming Saturday, August 23rd is the annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet. Come join Arkansas Wildlife Federation and some of our affiliates, volunteers, and friends for a great dinner, the “Wildlife of Arkansas” art show gallery, door prizes, a silent auction and a live auction.


* There are some really nice items up for the Live auction this year, including:

    Youth Elk Tag Permit
    Guided youth deer hunt
    African safari
    Argentina dove hunt
    Vacation trip to Costa Rica
    Vacation at an Arkansas State Park
    Vacation at Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa
    Vacation at Iron Mountain Lodge & Marina
    Guided fishing trips
    Handmade knife with sheath and wooden & glass case

Other items up for grabs in the silent auction and as door prizes include:

    Custom made duck calls
    Wine gift basket
    Shotguns
    Custom made bluebird houses
    Potted trees
    and more

Doors open @ 4:00 PM to visit affiliates, view auction items and art show. Dinner begins @ 6:00 PM. Awards ceremony and silent auction follow. Tickets are $25/single or $40/couple. We accept cash, personal checks (no third party checks), Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express for tickets and for auction wins.

* Auction Items subject to change.
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Costa Rica Trip Poster

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Scam Artist Calls Not AWF!

Posted by | Jul. 3, 2014 | Uncategorized

AWF Received a phone call on Thursday afternoon, July 3, 2014 notifying us that someone is making phone calls claiming to be a Wildlife Federation raising money for children for Christmas. The caller ID was a Verizon mobile number: 501-697-5787 out of the Conway, Ark. area,  but the scammers could be calling from other numbers as well, so please be aware.

AWF Does Not make phone calls of any sort to raise funds. AWF sends out material via mail or speaks with people face-to-face at events. AWF does not even send e-mails requesting funds unless someone specifically requests information from the organization.

If you receive a similar call please contact AWF with the time, date, and the number the scammer called from so we can turn the information over to the attorney general. Please do not give them any of your personal information.

Ethan Nahté

Creative Director

President’s Message – Summer 2014

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AWF has just completed the 2nd annual Wounded Warrior Project fishing tournament located at Lake Dardanelle State Park in Russellville. Thanks to all who volunteered their time and those who helped support this worthwhile project of giving back to our men and women who gave so much for our country. I would also like to mention it was a BIG success, and AWF will try to sponsor it again next year.

I would like to tell you a couple of personal stories about this year’s event. One of the best parts of being involved is to hear special stories and how this event has affected individual’s lives.

 

  1. While setting up this year’s event, like we did last year, we sent out posters by email and by posting them in the local sports shops. One day I got an email from a local lady who said she would like to help support this year’s event. I emailed her back and said that would be great, we do appreciate your support. I asked her what she would like to do and she emailed me back and said she would like to contribute to the event and felt like this is a very worthy cause. So I called her and we set up a meeting for her to donate some money. She told me she had collected some money from friends and gave me a card with the money inside. I gave each one who donated a receipt. She told me I could relay the card to the wounded warriors which reads, “I was recently treated for cancer. To keep my thoughts in perspective during the worst of times, I recorded a few phrases, it went in part: ‘I don’t live in a war zone. I’m not watching my children suffer. I don’t live in fear of prosecution because of my race, gender, or my religious beliefs. The words that got me through chemo were only there because of you and your service’.”

(signed) Agalia Baker!

Thank you Agalia for your support to this worthy cause, and we wish you the very best in your fight with cancer.

  1. As we had finished the tournament and everyone was eating and enjoying visiting with one another, one of the warriors came up to me and handed me one of the rare collector’s coins from the Iraq war. Anheuser-Busch made 350,000 of these special “Operation Salute” coins. They gave them to the soldiers who fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom. This marine warrior gave me his coin, and said, “I want you to have this. I feel you have earned it for helping us warriors with this fishing tournament and what you are doing for us.” I didn’t want to take it because I knew how important it was to him, and how rare they are, but as I looked him in the eye and saw that he felt like this was important to him, I accepted it with great honor. I thanked him for his service to our country, and for this special gift. Last year General Klemmer gave me one of his personal coins for doing what we are doing for these men and women. I’d like to once again say, “Thank you sir, it is an honor.”

You see I feel very special to get to hear and see how we have made a difference in these people’s lives. This is one on the main reasons I volunteer my time and give back so much, we can all make a difference and touch others’ lives in a positive way. Thanks to all of our veterans and those who are serving today and have given so much to our great country and our freedoms we all enjoy in America.

AWF’s Annual Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet – 2014

Posted by | Mar. 25, 2014 | AWF Programs

As the state’s oldest, and one of the largest, conservation organizations, the Arkansas Wildlife Federation (AWF) is the leading advocate for the protection, conservation, and responsible management for all of Arkansas’ natural resources. Arkansas Wildlife Federation’s Annual Conservation Awards Banquet will be held at the Center of Bryant located at Bishop Park, 6401 Boone Road, Bryant, Arkansas on August 23, 2014. Banquet Flyer 2014

The banquet is a significant fundraiser for AWF while also recognizing and honoring individuals, organizations, and businesses that have made outstanding contributions for conservation and wildlife. It is a great opportunity for sportsmen and women to raise money for future protection and conservation of Arkansas’ natural treasures while celebrating the achievements of AWF and our conservation award winners. The doors will open at 4:00 pm to the conservation education booths and the “Wildlife of Arkansas” art show, featuring the winning artwork from 52 students throughout Arkansas. The evening includes a silent auction, dinner, conservation awards, and a live auction.

If you would like to co-sponsor this year’s banquet, click the link: Sponsors letter 2014

Your sponsorship gets you into the event, your company’s name on a banner to show that you support AWF and/or recognition in the banquet program, and advertising in Arkansas Out-of-Doors.

Help support AWF so that we, our partners and affiliates can help keep Arkansas natural. AWF’s mission is to advocate for the sustainable use of Arkansas’ wildlife habitats and natural resources for future generations.

Come Volunteer @ Bearcat Hollow

Posted by | Sep. 5, 2013 | Uncategorized

Flyer for Bearcat Hollow 9-28-2013


Click the link above for details about the work weekend.

AWF has a new address & phone number!

Posted by | Mar. 26, 2013 | About AWF, Arkansas Out-of-Doors

AWF has moved thanks to the donation of land by Dr. Charles Logan, M.D. and his wife Joyce Logan. Our new information:

Arkansas Wildlife Federation

P.O. Box 56380

Little Rock, AR 72215

501-888-4770

Bearcat Hollow Volunteers Day video

Posted by | Mar. 30, 2012 | AWF Programs

Volunteer Day Video Highlights – 2011 

Legislation

Posted by | Sep. 7, 2011 | Global Warming

Legislation and Global Warming

Currently the U.S doesn’t regulate carbon emissions on the basis that it is not classified as a pollutant. Despite the number of developed nations who have signed on to the Kyoto protocol, the current administration is sticking to the argument that it will destroy the economy.  However, global warming potentially poses the greatest risk human health the world has ever seen. Right now there is legislation being drafted known as the Climate Stewardship Act. This act seeks to regulate carbon emissions through a system of cap and trade, where C02 emitters can buy carbon credits to meet regulations on carbon.  For more information about the climate stewardship act go here (link to PDF “summary and facts”). To view the top ten reasons to support the act go here (link to PDF “top 10”).

Arkansas Groups Involved in Global Warming

The following conservation organizations in Arkansas have been very active in our mutual commitment to reduce global warming. They are:

Ken Smith kensmith@audubon.org.
Executive Director
Audubon Arkansas
1423B South Main St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
501) 244-2229

Glenn Hooks glen.hooks@sierraclub.org
Director
Sierra Club of Arkansas
1308 West 2nd Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501-301-8280)

Don Richardson  dsrenviro@gmail.com
Director
Arkansas Climate Awareness Project 501-592-1391

Robert McClarty robert@themarkhamgroup.net
Pew Environmental Group
The Markham Group
823 W Markham St # 202
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-324-6000

Rob Fisher fisher@ecoconservation.org
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Ecological Conservation Organization (ECO)
120 S. Cross St.
Little Rock, AR  72201

Bill Kopsky  bill@arpanel.org
Executive Director
Arkansas Public Policy Panel
1308 West 2nd Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Office 501-376-7913    Fax 501-374-3935

Art Hobson ahobson@uark.edu
Physics Professor Emeritus of Physic
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-575-5918

Ethan Nahté  arkwf@sbcglobal.net
Creative Director
Arkansas Wildlife Federation
P.O. Box 56380
Little Rock, AR 72215
(501) 888-4770

Arkansas Sportsmen’s Poll

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Majority of Sportsmen believe Global Warming is a real concern

Recently a nation wide poll was taken to assess where sportsman stand on the issue of global warming. It was discovered that a majority of sportsman now believe that Global Warming is a cause for concern. To view some of the results of the Nationwide poll go here; To see media coverage of this poll go here.

Resources You Can Use

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Many alternative fuels being developed and used today, which for the most part are non-petroleum based, will be part of the solution to lowering our fossil fuel use.  For in-depth information on alternative fuels such as bio-diesel, and ethanol you can visit the U.S. Dept. of Energy site.


In addition many alternatives exist for the generation of electricity other than fossil fuel burning such as the use of renewable sources of energy:


For more information about renewable energy go here.

The Arkansas energy office maintains a site which contains information about renewable energy resources in Arkansas.

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