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Awards Banquet to Celebrate Outstanding Conservation Work, 50 Years of Achievement

March 18, 2014 6:00 PM

49th LWF Banquet Head TableThe Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) will hold its 50th Annual Governor’s State Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet on March 29, 2014 at the Lake House Reception Center in Baton Rouge. The banquet includes a cocktail reception at 6pm and dinner at 7pm.

The Governor's Award – Conservationist of the Year for 2013 will be presented to Garret Graves of Baton Rouge, recently Chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and Governor Bobby Jindal’s coastal advisor on policy issues regarding coastal Louisiana. Six other individuals, one business, and one organization will also be recognized for their outstanding conservation achievements in 2013.  They are: Nathaniel Klumb of Baton Rouge; Sean Turner of Prairieville; Pastorek Habitats, LLC of Covington; Tonya Dean and Jamie Griffin, teachers at North Live Oak Elementary in Watson; Terrebonne Parish President Michel Claudet of Houma; photographer Greg Guirard of St. Martinville; and Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society in Eunice. Read more about the receipients selected at

Don Dubuc, host of “Outdoors with Don Dubuc Radio Network” and “More Outdoors on 3WL,” will emcee the banquet.

Sandra HermanHonorary Banquet Chairwoman Sandra Thompson Herman (pictured at left) said, “I invite other past conservation award recipients to join me at the banquet to celebrate significant conservation work in 2013.  This year’s banquet marks 50 years of recognizing conservation achievement in Louisiana and we will also recognize past Governor’s Award recipients who have inspired others to protect Louisiana’s environment. It is exciting to learn more about today’s conservation leaders while reflecting on the legacy of great conservationists from the past five decades.” Sandra Thompson Herman has twice been recognized with a Conservation Professional of the Year Award, is a past Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and retired from the State as Director of Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin Program.

Admission to the banquet is $50 and the public is invited to join the honorees, LWF members, and other guests for the festive banquet. For more information about LWF’s banquet, contact the LWF office at (225) 344-6707 or check out the banquet invitation.  NOTE: Dress is business attire.

LWF’s signature banquet sponsor is Herman, Herman and Katz Law Firm. Other sponsors include Shell Pipeline Company, LP; Industrial Consulting & Supply Corporation; Volks Constructors; T. Baker Smith, LLC; Alexander’s Highland Market; Barney and Donna Callahan; East Ascension Sportsman’s League; Clinton and Virginia Mouser; Keith and Cindy Saucier; David and Lorie Spring; and Mary A. Van Kerrebrook. Sponsorship information available here.

The Louisiana Wildlife Federation is a statewide conservation education and advocacy organization with more than 8,500 members and 26 affiliated groups throughout Louisiana.  Established in 1940, it is affiliated with the National Wildlife Federation and represents a broad constituency of conservationists including hunters, anglers, birders, boaters, and other outdoor enthusiasts.


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