Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Learn to fish AND squirrel hunt in one weekend.

And check out TN's leading conservationists. | Ever wanted to learn how to source your own fresh, local protein? Ever had an interest in learning how to hunt and fish but weren't sure where to start?
 

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Wildlife & Landscape, Photo Contest August 1–31, tnwf.org/PhotoContest

Learn to Fish and Hunt Squirrel in One Weekend

More than a simple hunting or fishing event, our Hunting and Fishing Academy provides step-by-step, practical lessons in the art of being an outdoorsman to beginner hunters and anglers.

Youth between 9 and 16 years old—and an accompanying parent or guardian—are invited to learn essential field skills from highly-trained, lifelong sportsmen and women.

There are lots of events taking shape this fall, including one on August 22–23 in Middleton, Tenn. where you can learn to fish and squirrel hunt in a single weekend!

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Rentals choking your river? Send us pics.

Conservation Achievement Awards Recognize 16 Statewide

Though we couldn't hold an in-person ceremony this year, the Federation still celebrated the 16 winners of our 55th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards.

Awards spanned from Conservation by Business and Conservation Educator, to Forest Conservationist and the Z. Cartter Patten Award for many years of service to the cause of conservation in Tennessee.

See all of this year's winners

Photo credit: Kalley Cook

 

Monday, August 3, 2020

Rental boats choking your river? And, Senate candidates speak.

Submit your rivers pics then read up on U.S. Senate candidates.
 

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River Clogged with Rental Boats and Tubes? Show us!

Commercial kayak, canoe, and tube rentals have skyrocketed, making public rivers unusable for others.

We want your pictures, videos, and stories of how rentals are affecting your favorite river. Submit yours now and read more about why we want to Share Our Rivers.

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Candidates for U.S. Senate Talk Conservation

With the retirement of Senator Alexander, the race is on to become Tennessee's next senator.

It's up to sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts to let candidates know that the great outdoors is an important voting issue. So, we asked every candidate to share their views on conservation.

Check out what candidates had to say
 

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Biggest Conservation Win for Public Lands in Decades!

A national coalition that included thousands of our supporters secured the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. The bill is now on its way to be signed into law by the president.
 

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The Great American Outdoors Act Passed!

Biggest Conservation Win for Public Lands in Decades

A national coalition that included thousands of our supporters secured the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act yesterday. The bill is now on its way to be signed into law by the president.

The Act passed the Senate in bipartisan, 73-25 vote. Senator Alexander of our great state of Tennessee, an original cosponsor of the bill, voted for it. We are disappointed that Senator Blackburn voted against this historic bill that will help both our natural resources and rural Tennessee economies.

 
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In the House, the Act passed with another bipartisan vote—310-107. All congressmen from Tennessee voted in favor of the bill.

"Our organization and supporters fought hard for this win," said Michael Butler, CEO of Tennessee Wildlife Federation. "Senator Alexander's leadership and support on this bill cannot be understated. It is fitting that this landmark piece of legislation has passed. He has fought tirelessly for the cause of conservation for decades, and he will be greatly missed when he retires from the Senate. Tennesseans will have to speak out even more if we want to see victories like this again in the future."

This win puts us one giant step closer to fixing the national parks' massive maintenance backlog. It provides five years of funding, up to a total of $9.5 BILLION, for that exact purpose. We'll see habitats restored, trails maintained, and historic sites preserved.

But the Great American Outdoors Act does so much more. It also provides (finally!) full and dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. At $900 million every year, this will expand recreation opportunities, conserve wildlife, and create jobs.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund was created in 1964, but has only been fully funded twice. Still, it has done incredible things for Tennessee. And with this funding, it will again!

 

Photo credit: Josh Tullock

 

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Support these 2 huge bills!

Asian carp and public lands funding are on the line.
 

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Friend,

It's not every day that there are two huge bills that could change conservation in Tennessee forever. But here it is. And we need you to act today!

Asian Carp Funding

Asian carp leapingInvasive Asian carp are destroying fisheries and making it dangerous for Tennesseans to enjoy our waters. (Ever been hit by a 60-pound fish?)

With your support last year, the Federation secured $25 million to fight carp across the region. We are working hard to do it again. Plus, this year we have the added opportunity to get additional funding for pilot programs on the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers.

Want to see these funds be available to Tennessee to fight Asian carp? Email your legislators now.

 
Ask Lawmakers to Support Asian Carp Funding


Funds to Conserve Our Public Lands

Friend, if you were one of the THOUSANDS of Tennesseans who have already spoken up for the Great American Outdoors Act, THANK YOU! (Will you ask one friend to do the same?)

But if you haven't, you could tip the scales on a bill that would forever change the great outdoors. The Great American Outdoors Act passed the Senate. And once it passes the House, it'll fix national parks' massive maintenance backlog and finally provide full and dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

 

Support the Great American Outdoors Act


Friday, July 3, 2020

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Thank you—your support makes this all possible

thank you!

Thanks to your generosity, the full $8,000 matching gift provided by Libby and Frank Duff of the Battle Foundation was met! Your dedication to conservation in Tennessee made this the most successful end of fiscal year campaign in the Federation's history. Thank you for taking a stand to conserve our state's natural resources.

Thanks to people like you, the Federation is well prepared to tackle what we expect will be one of the most challenging years for conservation and our local communities. 

Already, we're working hard to ensure our programs go above and beyond the call of duty for our wildlife, great outdoors, and neighbors during these difficult times. 

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for supporting our wildlife, waters, and wild places. 

Sincerely,
Kendall McCarter
Chief Development Officer

P.S.— If you were not able to make a gift before June 30th, there is still time to support conservation in Tennessee. Make a donation at tnwf.org/give or take a look at our policy action page to see how you can get involved.
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