Category Archives: MWF News

Hunter’s Donate 250,000 meals to needy through Hunter’s Harvest Program

Nov 16 • Paul Davis

VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) –

“Dedicate your next hunt to a great cause”, that’s the philosophy behind one organization looking to combine Mississippi’s two biggest passions: hunting, and giving.

“If you kill two deer, and fill your personal freezer, you’ve got an extra deer through those state tags to give to Hunter’s Harvest,” said Paul Davis, the Program Director of Hunter’s Harvest.

Hunter’s Harvest, in short, is a program where hunters can donate extra venison they don’t want to the needy.

“We are a fairly new program,” said Davis. “We started in 2011 with 7, and today we’re up to 40 processors.”

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For more information about Hunter’s Harvest and how you can get involved please click here.

MWF Announces Opening for Executive Director

Oct 17 • Melanie Starnes

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation President, Demery Grubbs, reports that Executive Director Brad Young has accepted another position outside the Federation.

Grubbs expresses his gratitude and appreciation to Young for his exemplary service in leading the Mississippi Wildlife Federation (MWF) in a very effective way.  Brad expanded the various programs and affiliates while representing MWF on numerous boards and committees.

The MWF Executive Committee will be accepting resumes for a new Executive Director until November 17, 2017.  The Executive Director position oversees all aspects of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s operations including issue development and advocacy, administration, fundraising, staff supervision, event planning, membership, communications, and program activities.  The Executive Director will supervise all Federation employees, appoint staff, plan and generally direct conservation and education programs conducted by the Federation and formulate position recommendations on a variety of wildlife and natural resources related issues.

Requirements:  Minimum bachelor’s degree, preferably in natural resources field, with at least three years of experience in administration.  Advanced education degrees and extensive administrative experience are not required, but would be helpful.  Must have computer skills, strong public speaking and human relations skills.  Skills in areas of marketing, strategic planning, fund raising and the ability to work with the state legislature are needed.  Previous volunteer experience in conservation work is also important.  Some evening and weekend work and travel is required.  Eligible candidates should have a genuine love of the outdoors.

Submit resume and three references to Irene Reaves or mail to the address below no later than November 17, 2017.

Mississippi Wildlife Federation
Attention:  Search Committee
517 Cobblestone Court, Suite 2
Madison, MS  39110

For a full job description please click here:
Role of Executive Director of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation.

MWF is an equal opportunity employer.

1st Annual Pearl River Clean-Up

Sep 27 • Paul Davis

490 miles of river front property can generate thousands of pounds of trash and the Pearl Riverkeepers aim to take care of that problem. Pearl Riverkeeper is one group made up of many different organizations in both Mississippi and Louisiana who have put the border rivalry aside to come together and make a difference.

Over 1,000 volunteers swarmed the Pearl River this weekend. Working in teams, they dragged litter, debris, trash and other pollutants out of the river that serves as one of Mississippi’s largest watersheds…(click here to read more)

Way to go Pearl RiverKeepers!

Click Here for Pearl Riverkeeper’s Facebook Page.

 

Courtesy of Pearl Riverkeeper’s Facebook Page