Stearns County Pheasants Forever
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Stearns County Pheasants Forever Spring Banquet
Stearns County Pheasants Forever held its 30th Annual Banquet on March 2nd. The Freeport Community Center hosted the event. The Stearns County Pheasants Forever Board would like to thank all the Community Center and Catering Staff for their efforts. Two great milestones were set this year with Stearns County Pheasants Forever. The chapter was recognized for spending $3 million on total habitat and conservation expenditures since their inception in 1983. To top that SCPF was recognized at the PF National Convention as the Minnesota Chapter of the Year. The award recognizes a Minnesota chapter that is balanced in its approach to accomplishing the mission of Pheasants Forever and excels in all aspects of being a chapter. To Read more follow this link to the PF National Site!
Stearns County Pheasants Forever and Soil and Water Conservation District recognized Anderson Family Farms as Outstanding Conservationist of the year. The Andersons own and operate a hog, beef and crop farm near Belgrade. Andersons are participants in the Conservation Stewardship Program and Conservation Reserve Program.
Stearns County Pheasants Forever Members Recognized at Our Spring Banquet
Three SCPF members received service awards:
Charlie Opitz - Dedication Award
Ralph Feld - Long Tail Award Ken Fruth pictured
Dave Stadther - Long Spur Award
Stearns County Pheasants Forever had a banner awards year at Pheasants Forever National Convention in Minneapolis, MN. Ralph Feld won the Long Tail Award, 3 Million Dollar milestone habitat accusations, and Pheasants Forever Minnesota Chapter of the Year.
Stearns County Chapter of Pheasants Forever
If by chance you're not familiar with the Stearns County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, be sure read up about us on the Chapter History page. If you're not familiar with the Pheasants Forever organization, be sure to check out the organization's national website at www.pheasantsforever.org or the Minnesota Pheasants Forever website at www.minnesota.pheasantsforever.org. Pheasants Forever (PF), and its quail branch, Quail Forever (QF) are national conservation organizations "dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail, and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education, and land management policies and programs." Note how there is no reference to hunting our mission statement. PF/QF is not centered around hunting as many may believe. Nor is it focused solely on pheasant or quail conservation. PF/QF is an all-around conservation organization dedicated to the conservation of all wildlife and their habitats.
How do we operate? PF/QF is unique in that it allows local chapters such as ours to keep 100% of the money we raise and spend it locally on conservation efforts right here in our own community. Thus, every dime we raise at our banquet and from every fundraiser we have throughout the year is spent right here in Central Minnesota on valuable habitat and conservation education efforts. No other national conservation organization operates under such a truly grassroots structure. That local control of money we raise right here in Stearns County has allowed us to do some pretty amazing things.
Our goal for this website is to bring you the best, most up to date news on upcoming events and conservation projects as well as educate our site visitors on the conservation needs of Stearns County and surrounding area. Be sure to check back regularly for updates.
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