Category Archives: MWF News

2019 YOUTH SQUIRREL HUNT REGISTRATION OPEN!

Nov 29 • Joshua Friedel

The 2019 Youth Squirrel Hunt will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at eight different statewide locations and registration is currently open. These hunts were developed to introduce youth ages 10 – 15 to hunting and conservation. Youth and their accompanying adults will learn about the role of hunting in wildlife conservation, hunting ethics, wildlife biology and firearm safety. Then head to the woods on a real hunt!

The events are provided by the Mississippi Wildlife Federation, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at no cost to participants!

During the one-day events, youth participants will be exposed to principles of hunting and firearms safety, squirrel hunting with dogs, and the daily life of squirrels and their habitats.

CLICK HERE to Register your Youth(s) for the 2019 Squirrel Hunt!

Contact Joshua Friedel at 601-605-1790 or via email at jfriedel@mswf.org if needed.

Conservation Achievement Awards Nominations Deadline Nov. 30!

Oct 15 • Joshua Friedel

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation will host the 59th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards Luncheon on February 21, 2019 at 11:30 AM at the Hilton in Jackson to recognize and honor those whose achievements in natural resource conservation deserve statewide recognition. MWF’s Conservation Achievement Awards are among the most prestigious for conservation efforts. They are presented annually on behalf of MWF’s members and supporters and its statewide network of affiliated organizations.

Each award winner receives a handsome wildlife statuette designed especially for the Mississippi Wildlife Federation. The Conservationist of the Year will receive the Eagle Award and be recognized for a lifetime of contributions to conservation

A few of the awards will consist of the following (Full Listing of Awards Click Here):

  • Conservationist of The Year
  • Wildlife Conservationist of The Year
  • Fisheries Conservationist of The Year
  • Soil, Air & Water Conservationist of The Year
  • Forest Conservationist of The Year
  • Youth Conservationist of The Year
  • Conservation Educator of The Year

Nominate your selection for these awards and others before the deadline of November 30, 2018 by completing the Nomination Form and submitting it on our website by clicking here!

Please get your Nomination submitted before November 30, 2018!

Mississippi Wildlife Federation announces opening for Events and Operations Coordinator

Sep 28 • Joshua Friedel

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation (MWF) announces the opening for Events and Operations 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, we are 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 October 12, 2018.

Under the direction of the MWF Executive Director, the Events and Operations Coordinator will oversee MWF’s events pertaining to planning, operations, fundraising, and communications. The successful candidate will manage all aspects of MWF events, which includes working with the MWF staff and board to steward public and private partners, coordinating with MWF staff to cultivate new participants, and reporting on the event to MWF board. S/he will work with MWF staff to develop and maintain digital media, promotional materials, and correspondence, as well as to coordinate board meetings and assist with office management.

Requirements Include:  bachelor’s degree; at least three years of experience in development, outreach, event planning, 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 October 12, 2018.

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

For inquiries regarding the position, call MWF at (601) 605-1790, visit our website at www.mswildlife.org or email llemmons@mswf.org.

Click Here for the full job description.

MWF is an equal opportunity employer.