The Federation Report
August 25, 2017

In This Issue
From Our Blog:

 Wilderness Adventure Brings Grandpa's Gear Out of Retirement
Traveling north at a young age instilled a sense of adventure in the author.
Grandpa's tackle box was covered with dust. Just over 14 years have passed since he last rummaged through his life collection of lures. Wanting to...

Inaugural Pull for Conservation Sporting Clays Classic: Branson
Inaugural Sporting Clays Classic
Inaugural Sporting Clays Classic

Join CFM for the Inaugural Pull for Conservation Sporting Clays Classic Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Academy in Branson, MO. Pre-registration is required. This event is presented by White River Valley Electric Cooperative, Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative, and KAMO Power. Visit www.confedmo.org/pull-for-conservation-branson/ for more information. Early bird registration ends September 15.

Certified Wildlife Habitat ®

Recognize your commitment to wildlife and certify your yard, balcony container garden, schoolyard, work landscape or roadside greenspace into a Certified Wildlife Hab itat®. 

By creating a natural garden with native plants, you are providing essential elements of wildlife habitat: food, water, cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young. Add a water source - such as a birdbath - and your garden will not only be wildlife-friendly, but it will qualify as a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat®. 

In  addition, a portion of your processing fee supports the Conservation Federation of Missouri and National Wildlife Federation's programs to inspire others to make a difference. 

Print your Certified Wildlife Habitat® application HERE.  Visit nwf.org/garden to certify today!

Explore Missouri Outdoors: St. Louis
October 7th, 2017


CFM is hosting  Explore Missouri Outdoors: St. Louis  on October 7 th  at the Nine Network of Public Media in the heart of the city. The event runs from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.  This exciting annual event includes a reception, station tours, live and silent auctions, dinner and a feature speaker presentation. 
V isit www.confedmo.org/st-louis  to register.
Time for Affiliates to Register for the Affiliate Summit


Affiliates, mark your calendar for the Fourth Annual CFM Affiliate Summit in Osage Beach at the Inn at Grand Glaize on September 14-15, 2017.

Although most CFM affiliates have specific initiatives, each has the overarching goal of ensuring Missouri remains the conservation model other states strive to become. Come together with other affiliates to cover important topics and learn what CFM is doing. Register or learn more here.


National Wildlife Federation
Award Nominations


  
At each year's Annual Meeting, the National Wildlife Federation recognizes affiliates for their outstanding contributions to the protection of wildlife. These annual awards honor our affiliate partners who have given of their time and talent in the name of conservation. 
Please take a moment to help make next year's awards a success by nominating your colleagues across the Federation for a 2018 award in one of the categories listed below:
 
  • Affiliate of the Year Award - Recognizes an NWF affiliate organization for conservation accomplishments and contributions to collaborative efforts with NWF and supporters.
 
  • Youth Achievement Award - Recognizes the special conservation achievements of a young person from the NWF affiliate ranks.
 
  • Conservation Leadership Award - Honors an exemplary conservation accomplishment or sustained conservation leadership.
 
  • Affiliate Volunteer of the Year - Recognizes an outstanding NWF affiliate volunteer or an individual who gives their time, talents and service in support of the mission of NWF and affiliates to protect wildlife for our children's future and to build a conservation movement. 
 
  • Charlie Shaw Conservation Partnership Award - Honors individuals who have demonstrated a true appreciation for the value and potential of the NWF-affiliate relationship. Made in each of two categories: 
    • A volunteer or staff member from an affiliate organization, or
    • An NWF staff member. 
 
The affiliate organization associated with each award will receive $2,000 to help with their conservation work. Find more information about the criteria for each of the 2018 NWF Annual Meeting Awards and submit a nomination today! The deadline is September 22, 2017. 
 
Any questions may be directed to Jessica Holmberg (holmbergj@nwf.org, 703-438-6326).