Letter from the President
Happy New Year to everyone!
There are lots of conservation issues that are ahead tha you need to be aware of and hard work the MNCF has been involved in for education and conservation. Brad has been doing a grea job as Executive Director, leading the Conservation Leadership Corps Program, educating and introducing young people into conservation. We have several new board members that are active and excited to contribute. Aaron Hebeisen has come on board this year and is helping organize this newsletter, help form the CWD Action Coalition, and more.
Brad and I have been busy on conservation issues from Duluth harbor dredging to Chronic Wasting Disease, from Limbo Creek drainage to timber harvest on Wildlife Management Areas.There is no shortage of conservation issues ahead. We need your help and support to address these and other issues.
Fundraising is always difficult, and the pandemic has made it more difficult. Local fundraisers have beent postponed and cancelled. These are often the main renevue generator for conservation organizations for the year. We need your financial help too. We have designed new hats and t-shirts that will be given as a thank you for your donations Visit our website or contact Brad to order the latest styles. A donation of any type is always appreciated.
We need your political support too. Most of these issues eventually make their way to the legislature, court system, or the Department of Natural Resources, MPCA, or BOWSR. A phone call, letter, or email to your local representative is alwayood way to get involved. Tell them why an issue is important to you, and how you would like to vote. They will listen. Their jobs depend on it!
Spring is coming and a new year is upon us. I wish you the best angling and hunting experiences that await you and your family and friends.