South Metro Chapter of Pheasants Forever (#816)
March 10th, 2018
Denver Marriott South, 10345 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124
Our Focus: Involving youth in the great outdoors, and habitat conservation projects
What we’re asking: Donations, Sponsorships, and Underwriting
The South Metro Chapter of Pheasants Forever (SMPF), one of more than 700 chapters nationally, needs your help with our annual fundraising banquet. We represent the hunter conservationist who wants to make a difference through habitat conservation, wetland restoration, the acquisition of critical wildlife lands for public access, and the preservation of our hunting and conservation heritage. We are currently seeking cash and merchandise donations that will help to raise money for youth outreach activities, and habitat conservation projects; our two areas of focus. Further, virtually 100 percent of the funds raised by our chapter, exclusive of national membership fees, remain with the chapter, whom decides how to utilize the funds raised. The bottom line, the donations and sponsorships you provide are utilized in the community you belong to. Below are highlights of the great things we’ve been able to do with funds raised.
South Metro PF Chapter Highlights:
- In 2017, we contributed $5,000 toward or Farm Bill Biologist program. We have contributed tens of thousands of dollars for the three partner biologists that work to enhance habitat on the Eastern plains. We will continue to contribute this funding as they continue to impact thousands of acres per month.
- In 2016, we contributed $5,000 towards Corners for Conservation, a new partnership program with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The goal of this program is to provide the best habitat for pheasants and other wildlife in Eastern Colorado AND open this ground to public hunting through the Walk-in-Access program. In its first two years, almost 2,000 acres over 180 corners were enrolled in the program.
- In 2016, we contributed $5,500 for a Truax no-till drill that is to be used for habitat improvement projects in Eastern CO. This is our second no-till drill now on the ground in Colorado.
- At the state level, over $13.3 million has been raised in Colorado. In 2016 alone, habitat and youth expenditures totaled $608,335 and $139,977 respectively.
- Locally, we help fund and operate a youth outdoor activities trailers, loaded with outdoor equipment, which are available for use by groups conducting outdoor workshops and events such as the Colorado Parks & Wildlife, other PF chapters and Boy Scout troops to name a few.
- We sponsor and co-sponsor numerous youth, ladies, and novice outdoor activities each year. Activities include trap shooting, .22 shooting, archery, and novice pheasant hunts.
- Each year additional proceeds are donated to various other habitat projects, outreach activities, the national PF Legislative Action Fund, and our national No Child Left Indoors Fund.
All sponsor and donors are recognized at our banquet and on our website at www.southmetropf.org
Thank you for your time and consideration.
David King, Chapter President
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