July 16, 2008
Elk Foundation Tops $175,000 for Conservation in Missouri
MISSOULA, Mont.— With a new round of grants for 2008, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has topped $175,000 in support for conservation, education and hunting heritage efforts in Missouri.
The Elk Foundation emphasizes habitat conservation in states with wild elk herds, but significant portions of funds raised in non-elk states also are kept at home. In Missouri, the organization has now allocated $179,709 for 81 different projects.
A committee of local Elk Foundation volunteers and staff awards grants each year.
For 2008, Elk Foundation grants totaling $5,075 will support a women’s pheasant hunt, youth hunter education day, youth game fair, youth archery programs, Boy Scout outdoor programs, and various hunter recruitment programs and events.
“Missouri is home to thousands of conservationists devoted to ensuring the future of elk and elk habitat. While they’re at it, they’re also supporting worthy causes right in their own backyards,” said David Allen, president and CEO of the Elk Foundation.
Elk Foundation fundraisers, banquets and other events, billed as “Great Times for a Great Cause,” are upcoming in Cape Girardeau, Jefferson City, Lee’s Summit, Springfield and elsewhere in Missouri. To learn more, visit http://www.elkfoundation.org/.