Conservation Achievement Program recognizes excellence in all fields of wildlife conservation MANHATTAN — The Kansas Wildlife Federation's (KWF) 2012 Conservation Achievement Program (CAP) Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, Feb. 25. The event begins with a silent auction and social hour at 5:30 p.m., with the banquet starting at 7 p.m. All events will be held in the Quality Inn, 2110 W. Crawford in Salina. The banquet will honor recipients of the KWF’s 2011 CAP awards. This year’s recipients include the following:
Conservationist of the Year — Roger Boyd, Baldwin City;
Conservation Organization — Kansas Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation;
Farmer/Rancher Wildlife Conservationists — Tim and Rebekah Peterson, Monument;
Stream Monitor — Laura Calwell, Shawnee Mission;
Conservation Educator —Eric Kessler, Kansas City, Mo.;
Forest Conservationist — Larry Rutter, Meriden; and
Youth Conservationist — Megan Hilbish, Emporia; and
Legislator Conservationist — Tom Moxley, Council Grove.
Banquet tickets are $25 before Feb. 17 and $35 after. Checks should be made payable to KWF and mailed to KWF Annual Meeting, KWF, P.O. Box 771282, Wichita, KS 67277-1282. For more information, email Ken Brunson at firstname.lastname@example.org phone 620-672-7289.
A block of rooms is reserved at the special rate of $65 per night and will be held until February 10. Phone the Quality Inn at 785-825-2111 to make reservations. Reduced rates will be given attendees who tell the hotel that they are with the Kansas Wildlife Federation.
Sponsors for the 2011 Awards are the Kansas Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Westar Energy, Bundleflower Plant and Wildfower Preserve (the Jim Ruder Family), the Geary County Fish & Game Association, the Kansas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, the Kansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, and the Watershed Institute.