Manitowoc County Fish & Game Donates $6,000 to FORWARD Endownment
Fish & Game recent made a $6,000 donation to the FORWARD Endowment in their continuing support of the charitable trust formed to complete local projects on hunting, fishing and related education. Funds were allocated from Annual Banquet proceeds and are part of an ongoing commitment the organization has made to set funds aside for future generations.
FORWARD (Friends Of Resources, Wildlife And Recreational Development) Endowment was founded in 1993 and has grown to over a half million dollar interest only trust that will alway provide the community with resources for local projects. It has awarded almost $150,000 in local grants to community organizations. The group accepts grant requests from September thru December each year with grants awarded in early February.
Individuals, businesses and organizations can make tax deductible donations to the FORWARD Endowment can be made through any Associated Bank location.
for the 2017 Form
Manitowoc Fish and Game was awarded Conservation Association of the Year by Wisconsin Wildlife Federation at their annual meeting April 22 in Wisconsin Dells.
(pictured George Borchert, President WWF, Mike Stueck life member F&G, Elmer Schill Secretary F&G and George Meyer Executive Director WWF)
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For over 100 years one organization has protected the resources of Manitowoc County and represented the rights of sporting men and women. Founded in 1907 Manitowoc County Fish and Game Protective Association continues to fulfill its mission of “Conservation and Education Today for Tomorrow’s Sportsman.” The organization is recognized as one of the oldest conservation organizations in the U.S. and has been a model for groups across the country.
Twenty five individual clubs work together to make Manitowoc County the special place that it is for hunting and fishing. Manitowoc County Fish and Game has lived out their mission through:
- Development and Maintenance of Public Access to 19 County Lakes and Lake Michigan
- Maintenance & Replacement of Piers
- Improvement to Handicap Access
- Support for Lake Improvement Projects
- Purchase of nearly 450 acres of Land for Public Use and Access
- Close Working Relationship with the DNR, Conservation Congress, National Sporting Clubs, State and Local Governments and more
- Support of Youth Programs & Education
- Hunter Education
- Youth Scholarships
- Youth Shooting & Junior Riffle Programs
- Youth Archery Programs
- Support of Youth Fishing Events and Mentoring
- Major Supporter of the FORWARD Endowment
- Friends Of Resources Wildlife And Recreational Development
- Funding Over $100,000 in Public Projects
- Working with Area Schools and Colleges
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