September 23, 2019

RMEF Salutes Volunteers

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is proud to recognize and honor its conservation army of 11,000 volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

“We cannot express how grateful we are for good men and women who do so much for elk and elk country,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “They work tirelessly on their own time to raise funds to further our shared conservation mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.”

Volunteers host fundraising banquets, membership drives and other events in more than 500 chapters from coast-to-coast. They also assist with youth seminars, camps and other activities that bolster the future of hunting and conservation. Additionally, they take part in on-the-ground projects such as fence pulls, noxious weed treatments, erecting wildlife water sources and other activities.

RMEF honored its volunteers at its 2017 National Convention in Nashville by collectively awarding them the Wallace Fennell Pate Wildlife Conservation Award. Presented only 22 times, it is awarded to those who have made a contribution of lasting significance to the benefit of RMEF’s conservation mission across North America.

“There’s absolutely no doubt about it. RMEF would not be where it is today without the dedicated and passionate effort of our volunteers,” added Allen.

The award itself will be on display at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s headquarters in Missoula, Montana.

Go here for more information about RMEF volunteer opportunities.

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RMEF Salutes Volunteers

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation caps National Volunteer Week by saluting the foundation of its 30-year-old organization—its volunteer army of more than 10,000 strong across the country.

“RMEF is what it is today because of our volunteers,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “They are an on-the-ground force that commits their time, talents and energy to ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.”

RMEF recognized its volunteers during National Volunteer Week by giving away seven trips-for-2 to its national convention, Elk Camp, scheduled for December 4-7 in Las Vegas. Winners receive two full registrations and four nights free lodging at The Mirage. Go here for Elk Camp registration information.

“Our volunteers have what can be accurately described as a real ‘get ‘er done’ attitude. Not only do they raise funds for elk and elk country in their own backyards through banquet and membership drives, but they put on their boots for fence pulls, noxious weed treatments, elk collaring and a variety of other hands-on efforts,” added Allen.

Making up more than 500 chapters nationwide, RMEF volunteers helped to protect or enhance more than 6.4 million acres, open or secure public access to more than 707,000 acres and complete more than 8,600 permanent land protection, habitat stewardship, elk restoration, conservation education and hunting heritage projects. Learn more about RMEF’s volunteer program here.

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