One Lake Community Forum

Apr 11 • Lindsey Lemmons

Join the ONE RIVER ~ NO LAKE Coalition
April 24th
to learn more and get involved!

The One Lake project proposes to dam the Pearl River in an attempt for flood control in the Greater Jackson area. Impounding more water in Hinds and Rankin Counties will threaten the interests of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation and other stakeholders, including industry along the Pearl River and on the Coast. Please join us to learn more about the project, potential impacts, and how you can help.

Date:  April 24, 2018
Time:  5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location:  Smith Robertson Museum ~ Atrium, 528 Bloom Street, Jackson, MS

CLICK HERE to REGISTER

MWF Announces Opening for Development and Outreach Coordinator

Apr 10 • Lindsey Lemmons

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation (MWF) announces the opening for Development and Outreach Coordinator at their Madison office location. MWF’s mission is to conserve Mississippi’s natural resources and protect our wildlife legacy. Headquartered in Madison, Mississippi, MWF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a wide range of representation throughout the state. MWF also works closely with national partners, serving as an affiliate member of the National Wildlife Federation. MWF’s Executive Director is accepting applications for the position until May 18, 2018.

Under the direction of the MWF Executive Director, the Development and Outreach Coordinator will oversee MWF’s operations pertaining to membership management, donor solicitations and stewardship, donor and partner meetings, and fundraising. The successful candidate will manage the Hunter’s Harvest program, which includes working with the MWF Executive Director to steward public and private partners, coordinating with MWF staff to cultivate new participants, and reporting on the program to MWF staff and board. S/he will work with MWF staff to develop and maintain digital media, promotional materials, and membership correspondence, as well as to coordinate special events and donor meetings.

Requirements Include:  bachelor’s degree; at least three years of experience in development, outreach, or communications; computer skills and strong human relations skills; ability to work with corporate and individual donors.

Desired:  advanced education degrees and extensive administrative experience; natural resources degree favorable; previous volunteer experience in conservation work.

Some evening and weekend work and travel is required. Eligible candidates should have a genuine dedication to conserving Mississippi’s wildlife and other natural resources.

Submit resume and three references to llemmons@mswf.org or mail to the address below no later than May 18, 2018.

Mississippi Wildlife Federation
517 Cobblestone Court, Suite 2
Madison, MS  39110

For a full job description, please click here:
Development and Outreach Coordinator Position Description

MWF is an equal opportunity employer.

Help Us Protect the Pearl River and All It Does for Wildlife

Apr 04 • Lindsey Lemmons

This past legislative session, you helped save $95 million of Mississippi taxpayers’ money from going towards construction of the proposed One Lake project on the Pearl River. The proposal would dam the Pearl River in an attempt to control flooding in the Greater Jackson area, but it would also risk the interests of MWF and other stakeholders, including downstream industry and coastal resources.

Though the U.S. Corps of Engineers is on record as preferring enhanced levees, One Lake is the Rankin-Hinds Pearl River Flood and Drainage Control District’s choice for flood control and economic development. The proposed One Lake and its dam could exacerbate existing flooding and low flow conditions while creating new environmental and public health problems for Jackson, the surrounding area, and downstream. A study assessing the impacts of One Lake is expected to be publicly released very soon.

If you wish to be heard during the public comment period, then please join the Mississippi Wildlife Federation (MWF) Camo Coalition for updates.

Marion County, Lawrence County, Hancock County, and Monticello, Mississippi, oppose the proposed project. In Louisiana, parishes bordering the Pearl River, St. Tammany and Washington, oppose the One Lake proposal, as well as two Louisiana municipalities, Bogalusa and Pearl River. The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources and the oyster industries in both Louisiana and Mississippi have also passed resolutions opposing the One Lake proposal.

If the proposed project fails to deliver, there is no way to undo any negative impacts to wildlife and our natural heritage, or to undo any economic, social, environmental, and public health damages that could occur in the Jackson-metro area, and downstream all the way to the Gulf.

Rankin and Hinds Counties can achieve flood control without using a dam. MWF and its affiliates support nonstructural alternatives like floodway designs, if proven ecologically sound, and could possibly support an alternative that would not involve a dam and lake. A floodway would protect and improve important wildlife habitat, revenue-generating recreational opportunities, and regulated industries. And using a floodway to control flooding would be more effective, efficient, and economical.

Please join us in promoting a healthier alternative for the Pearl River. Join Camo Coalition.

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