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LWF to Hold Convention in West Monroe, Public Invited to Attend

August 4, 2014 11:00 AM
Conservation groups, sportsmen, environmentalists and natural resource management professionals from throughout Louisiana will convene the weekend of August 15-16 at the Hilton Garden Inn in West Monroe, Louisiana where the Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) will hold its 75th Annual Convention. The event will be hosted by LWF Affiliate, Friends of Black Bayou, and the public is invited to attend.
 
The convention opens on Friday, August 15 with a dinner and live music by The Reactors. The social event starts at 7:30pm and includes special presentations in celebration of 75 years of conservation work in Louisiana, raffles and a silent auction to raise funds for the LWF's conservation education and advocacy work. Admission to this event is $25 and the public is invited to join LWF members, supporters, convention delegates and other guests for a fun evening. 
 
Brett Hortman, refuge manager with Black Bayou Lake NWR, will be the guest speaker at the Board of Directors Luncheon on Saturday, August 16. He will give an update on the flood plain restoration project at Mollicy Unit.  A highlight of the Luncheon will feature a presentation of the winning photos of the LWF 75th Anniversary Wildlife Photo Contest. Tickets to the Luncheon are $20 and the public is welcome to attend.
 
At the meeting of convention delegates on Saturday morning, Federation members will discuss and vote on resolutions that have been proposed for adoption by LWF affiliates and directors. Subjects of the resolutions include Atchafalaya Basin management, monitoring impact of wood pellet facilities, and addressing the proliferation of Asian carp in Louisiana waters.  
 
The convention will close on Saturday afternoon after final action by the General Assembly of Delegates on the resolutions that were adopted in committee on Saturday morning. 
 
An optional guided paddling and hiking tour of Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge is being offered to convention attendees on Sunday morning. For more information about LWF’s convention, contact the LWF office at 225-344-6707 or visit the website at www.lawildlifefed.org.
 
The Louisiana Wildlife Federation is a statewide conservation education and advocacy organization with more than 8,500 members and 25 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, paddlers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.
 
 
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