More than 20 Pennsylvania energy industry companies and organizations gathered at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort for the second annual Energizing Conservation event and raised more than $12,000 to benefit National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) state wildlife and habitat projects.
“We are thankful for all who attended and appreciative of the support they provide,” said Bob Eriksen, NWTF conservation field supervisor. “Funds generated from events like these are vital to our Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative, including state-level projects aimed at conserving or enhancing habitat, creating hunters and opening additional access.”
The Energizing Conservation event was sponsored by the Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association, America’s Natural Gas Alliance, the Marcellus Shale Coalition and the Whitehorse Mountain Longbeards NWTF Chapter.
Through fundraisers, grant support and direct contributions, the energy industry has provided more than $65,000 over five years used to fund habitat and wildlife projects. They also support outdoor education, outreach events and school shooting teams in Pennsylvania.
The energy industry gives additional support through cooperative efforts with the NWTF to restore well and tank pad sites. The partners recently enhanced 33 acres in Washington County’s Cross Creek Park. The site will be transformed from overgrown fields of invasive, non-native vegetation to quality wildlife habitat. Range Resources and NiSource Midstream Services, LLC partnered with local NWTF chapters to make the project possible.
Peter Muller at (803) 637-7698
Logo courtesy National Wild Turkey Federation