Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Oklahoma 89er Chapter of Quail Forever Celebrates Milestone 10th Anniversary

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Public Invited to Celebrate Chapter Achievements During Annual Fundraiser on August 15

The Central Oklahoma 89er Chapter of Quail Forever will be celebrating its 10th anniversary fundraising banquet on Aug. 15 in Oklahoma City. The local chapter is the first chapter of Quail Forever in the nation that was formed to address declining quail populations in Oklahoma and throughout its native range. The event will feature keynote speaker Howard Vincent, president and CEO of Quail Forever, in addition to games, raffles and a silent/live auction.

Having people who care about quail and quail habitat is critical to rebuilding populations -- this is why Quail Forever is a stand-alone leader for upland wildlife habitat conservation. Since 2005, Quail Forever has established 151 chapters in 27 states, and has impacted 500,000 acres for quail conservation with over 7,000 completed wildlife habitat projects.

The Oklahoma 89er Chapter of Quail Forever is included as part of this conservation success story with more than $180,976 spent on projects for bobwhite quail in Oklahoma. The local chapter works in conjunction with the Oklahoma Prescribed Burn Association, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma State University, and many other partners to ensure quail remain at the center of Oklahoma's rich outdoor heritage. Help make a difference for bobwhite quail by attending the Oklahoma 89er Quail Forever banquet on Aug. 15.

Oklahoma 89er Chapter of Quail Forever 10th Annual Banquet

When: Aug. 15, 2015, starting at 6 p.m.
Where: Embassy Suites, 1815 S. Meridian Ave., Oklahoma City.
Cost: Membership Dinner ($65), Non-member Dinner ($35), Youth Dinner ($20).
Contact: info@centralokquailforever.org or (405) 415-5724.
Sponsorship Information: www.centralokquailforever.org

About Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 700 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent.
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           Contact:  Laura McIver
              E-mail:  lmciver@quailforever.org
       Telephone:  (907) 750-2600