Today, Vanishing Paradise announced the launch of the first-ever conservation prostaff, a group of dedicated and passionate sportsmen and women who will help raise awareness of the importance of restoration the Mississippi River Delta across the country. Interested individuals can apply for a position on the prostaff here until November 30.
Land Tawney, National Wildlife Federation’s senior manager for sportsmen leadership, said in a statement:
The Vanishing Paradise prostaff is an exciting next step in our work uniting hunters and anglers on the forefront of conserving our great Mississippi River Delta. We’ve been educating Americans on why we need restoration of the delta for years, including advocating for a large-scale renewal of the region following the 2010 Gulf oil disaster. The launch of the prostaff is a culmination of our development of partnerships with individuals, groups and businesses on safekeeping this region for future generations.
Applicants for the prostaff need not have visited the delta to be a successful candidate. We are looking for sportsmen and women who have a passion for hunting, fishing and conservation, as well as the desire to help restore this important resource.
The delta is one of the most productive habitats for fish, waterfowl and other wildlife of the U.S. The wetlands around the Mississippi River host as many as 10 million of North America’s ducks and geese every winter and also provide some of the best fresh- and saltwater fishing anywhere in the world. In short, the region is a vital component of our nation’s outdoor heritage for American sportsmen and women.
The Vanishing Paradise prostaff will cultivate hunting and angling individuals, organizations and businesses to be champions for the revitalization of the Mississippi River Delta through public and media outreach, event coordination and trade shows.
Learn more about Vanishing Paradise’s efforts to unite hunters and anglers on the important issue of Mississippi River Delta restoration at www.vanishingparadise.org.
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