Historic conservation camp gets help from fundraising campaign

Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking funding to restore a true public gem. 

7/25/2016 9:53:10 AM

Lander - Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking funding to restore a true public gem. The Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp, operated to provided conservation education for the public, needs help from the public. Game and Fish is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to generate half of the estimated  $4.5 million dollars needed for essential infrastructure improvements at the Camp. Improvements include updated plumbing and sewer systems, as well as a new dining hall/conservation education classroom building, all of which will meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

“The Conservation Camp is an irreplaceable public resource in Wyoming. Every donation is important and will help to further the outdoor education programs that people in the state  value,” said Rene Schell, Lander education and outreach specialist.

Janet Marschner, President of Shoot and Cast, Inc. and conservation advocate said, “I plan to use the camp for hosting outdoor events and outreach classes in the upcoming years. I believe in this resource and that is why I am giving $1000 to help preserve Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp.”

The public can learn more on the Game and Fish website or by contacting Rene Schell, Brian Parker or Jason Hunter in Lander at 307-332-2688.  Interested individuals can also support the camp through contributing to a Kickstarter campaign, now underway for the first $100,000 milestone of the donation process.

(Wyoming Game and Fish (307) 777-4600)

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