2019 Awards Luncheon – CLOSED

Mississippi Wildlife Federation 2019 Conservation Achievement Awards Luncheon and Annual Meeting

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s 59th Mississippi Conservation Achievement Awards Luncheon took place on February 21, 2019 to recognize and honor those whose achievements in natural resource conservation deserve statewide recognition.  Pictures of the event are below.

Is Hunting Still Hunting?
Dr. Jim Miller
Professor Emeritus, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University

MWF’s Conservation Achievement Awards are among the most prestigious for conservation efforts in the state. They are presented annually on behalf of MWF’s members and supporters and its statewide network of affiliated organizations to recognize the outstanding contributions of volunteers and practitioners who go above and beyond.

Award Winners

Conservationist of the Year
Randy Spencer, Brandon
Sponsored by Chevron

Wildlife Conservationist of the Year
Bryan Fedrick, Clinton
Sponsored by Barber And Mann, Inc.

Fisheries Conservationist of the Year
Harriet Perry, Ocean Springs
Sponsored by Mississippi Power

Forest Conservationist of the Year
Glenn Hughes, Ph.D. Purvis
Sponsored by The Westervelt Company

Conservation Educator of the Year
Celia Miller, Canton
Sponsored by Cooperative Energy

Conservation Officer of the Year
Sargeant Major Justin Gates, Jackson                                                                                   Sponsored by Southern AgCredit

Soil, Air, & Water Conservationist of the Year
Abby Braman, Madison

Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor of the Year
Mike Richmond, Vicksburg

Conservation Communicator of the Year
Andrew Whitehurst, Madison

MWF President’s Awards
Recognition for the book Fannye Cook:  Mississippi’s Pioneering Conservationist
Dorothy Shawhan, Posthumously awarded
Marion Barnwell, Jackson
Libby Hartfield, Bolton

MWF Scholarship Award
Murry Louida Burgess, Southaven

MWF Hall of Fame Recognition
Cathy Shropshire, Ph.D., Terry

Catch-A-Dream Volunteer of the Year
Adam Quick, Oxford

*Pictures from the 2019 Awards Luncheon