Minnesota Veterans to be Recognized with New 600 Acre Wildlife Area Near Clearwater

Minnesota Veterans Wildlife Management Area
Minnesota Veterans Wildlife Management Area
Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever

Clearwater, MN -(Ammoland.com)- WHAT: A special dedication ceremony for the new Minnesota Veterans State Wildlife Management Area, a project that honors Minnesota’s military veterans with a permanently protected, publicly-accessible wildlife area.

This project is the result of Pheasants Forever’s “Build a Wildlife Area” campaign, funding from Minnesota’s Outdoor Heritage Fund (created by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment) and the contributions of many donors and partners.

The new, 600-acre Minnesota Veterans State Wildlife Management Area stands out as a large, permanently protected area of wildlife habitat near the Twin Cities metro region. The area, to be managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, will be open to public hunting and outdoor recreation.

WHO: representatives from the Minnesota Commander’s Task Force, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Pheasants Forever

WHEN: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm

WHERE: From I-94 interchange at Clearwater, Minn., take State Hwy. 24 south 3.5 miles. The Wildlife Management Area parking lot is on the left (east) side of the highway.

Photo and interview opportunities will be available.

About Pheasants 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 745 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent; the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $508 million on 475,000 habitat projects benefiting 10 million acres nationwide.