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Tennessee Wildlife Federation ask public to vote for their favorite Tennessee Photo

 

Tennessee Wildlife FederationNashville, TN – After receiving more than 3,400 wildlife and landscape submissions for its annual photo contest, Tennessee Wildlife Federation is asking the public to vote for the best photograph.

Visit tnwf.org/peoples-choice to vote. Voting closes September 10th at 11:59pm CT. 

A jury has selected dozens of photos to participate in public voting. Now, people can cast their vote—and cast another every 24 hours. Each ballot submitted enters the voter to win one of several Federation prize packs. 

Voting Open for The Best Tennessee Wildlife and Landscape Photo

Voting Open for The Best Tennessee Wildlife and Landscape Photo

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Tennessee Wildlife Federation, Conservation Community Asks Public to Save Symphony Grounds, Urban Wildlife

 

Tennessee Wildlife FederationNashville, TN – In a campaign launched by Tennessee Wildlife Federation, nonprofits in the conservation community are calling on bird lovers and music lovers alike to help the region’s purple martins have an uninterrupted migration by making a donation in support of the Nashville Symphony’s downtown home at tnwf.org/purple

Donations will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000, by Tennessee Wildlife Federation and The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee.

An estimated 150,000 purple martins are roosting in the trees surrounding Schermerhorn Symphony Center, home of the Nashville Symphony, as they gather before migrating to South America.

Purple Martin

Purple Martin

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Montgomery County Hunters Can Feed Hungry This Holiday Season

 

Tennessee Wildlife FederationNashville, TN – With deer season in full swing and the holidays quickly approaching, Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is accepting donations in Montgomery County to help feed local families in need. Statewide, more than 75 processors are collecting donations to feed fellow Tennesseans.

In Montgomery County, that includes Hunters Harvest Processing. Contact information and a full list of processors is available at tnwf.org/processors.

Hunters for the Hungry connects hunters in Montgomery County with those in need, during the holidays and beyond.

Hunters for the Hungry connects hunters in Montgomery County with those in need, during the holidays and beyond.

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Senator Lamar Alexander announces $14 Million for Tennessee Asian Carp Fight

 

Senate Committee Approves More Money to Reduce the Maintenance Backlog at National Parks, Including Smokies

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said the Senate Appropriations Committee took “a promising step,” to reduce the maintenance backlog at our national parks, including at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

“The funding bill approved today includes increased funding to reduce the $11.6 billion maintenance backlog in our nation’s 419 national parks. Alexander said. “This funding will help restore the campgrounds, trails and roads in what Ken Burns calls ‘America’s best idea’ – our national park system. This funding is a promising step in addressing the park maintenance backlog – and the next step is to pass the Restore Our Parks Act, bipartisan legislation I introduced that would be the biggest help to our parks in a generation.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Ayers Foundation makes gift to Tennessee Wildlife Federation to fight Asian Carp

 

Ayers FoundationNashville, TN – The Ayers Foundation, created in 1999 to sustain and significantly improve the quality of life in Tennessee, has made a notable gift to Tennessee Wildlife Federation in support of its efforts to fight invasive Asian carp in the state’s waters.

Tennessee Wildlife Federation is one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving the state’s wildlife and natural resources. Its public policy work has increasingly focused on Asian carp as the invasive species, and the damages they cause, spread through Tennessee’s waterways.

Asian Carp

Asian Carp

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Try shotgun shooting sports with Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program on September 28th

 

Tennessee Wildlife FederationNashville, TN – Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program invites 4th through 12th graders from all corners of the state to come explore the shotgun shooting sports and try hitting a few targets on their own. 

The free Recruitment Day is on September 28th from 10:00am to 2:00pm (local time) and will introduce youth to teams in their area. To find a location near you visit tnwf.org/explore.

“We’re always excited to welcome and introduce new athletes to the sport. Whether you’ve handled a firearm before or not, Recruitment Day is a safe and fun way to try the sport for the first time,” said Andrew Peercy, Tennessee SCTP manager. 

Tennessee Scholastic Cay Target Program to hold Recruitment Day, September 28th.

Tennessee Scholastic Cay Target Program to hold Recruitment Day, September 28th.

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Austin Peay State University recognizes outstanding professors with 2019 Faculty Awards

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On August 14th, 2019, Austin Peay State University (APSU) President Alisa White honored several outstanding faculty members during an awards ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall.

Austin Peay President Alisa White, Joe Shakeenab, Gilbert Pitts and Rex Gandy. (APSU)

Austin Peay President Alisa White, Joe Shakeenab, Gilbert Pitts and Rex Gandy. (APSU)

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53rd Annual Conservation Achievement Awards recognizes APSU Professor Dr. Dwayne Estes

 

For more than a half-century, Tennessee Wildlife Federation has recognized Tennesseans leading conservation in the state

Tennessee Wildlife FederationNashville, TN  Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to the conservation of Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources, recently hosted its 53rd Annual Conservation Achievement Awards.

The ceremony was held in Nashville and presented 16 awards to recipients from all corners of the state, including Clarksville’s Dr. Dwayne Estes. Estes is a professor of biology at Austin Peay State University (APSU).

APSU Professor Dr. Dwayne Estes named Conservationist of the Year at 53rd Annual Conservation Achievement Awards.

APSU Professor Dr. Dwayne Estes named Conservationist of the Year at 53rd Annual Conservation Achievement Awards.

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Austin Peay State University leads national conservation effort with Southeastern Grasslands Initiative

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this year, Dr. Dwayne Estes, Austin Peay State University professor of botany, was eating lunch with Henry Paulson, the former U.S. Treasury Secretary under President George W. Bush, and his wife, Wendy Paulson, when the conversation suddenly turned to prairies.

Between bites, Estes explained that for thousands of years, grasslands covered much of the southern United States, but today, more than 90 percent of this vast habitat, along with the different creatures that called these grasslands home, has disappeared.

Austin Peay State University Professor of Biology, Dr. Dwayne Estes, leads a tour through Baker Prairie Natural Area.

Austin Peay State University Professor of Biology, Dr. Dwayne Estes, leads a tour through Baker Prairie Natural Area.

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Donate a Deer in Montgomery County to Feed Area Hungry

 

Tennessee Wildlife FederationNashville, TNTennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is open for the season. Participating deer processors throughout the state are now accepting donations of whole deer to feed local families in need.

This year, more than 80 deer processors in 66 counties are accepting deer donations. In Montgomery County that includes Hunters Harvest Processing. Contact information and additional processors in neighboring counties may be found by visiting tnwf.org/processors.

Hunters for the Hungry is a unique program providing healthy protein to hungry Tennesseans.

Hunters for the Hungry connects generous hunters in Montgomery County and across the state with Tennesseans in need.

Hunters for the Hungry connects generous hunters in Montgomery County and across the state with Tennesseans in need.

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