October 21, 2011
NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION PRESIDENT AND CEO LARRY SCHWEIGER TOURS IOWA ON NWF’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY; CALLS FOR NEW CONSERVATION LEADERS TO SAVE HUNTING AND FISHING FROM CLIMATE CHANGE AND HABITAT LOSS
Larry Schweiger, President and CEO of National Wildlife Federation, will be touring Iowa on Monday, October 24, and Tuesday, October 25, in conjunction with the Federation’s 75th anniversary. Schweiger will be honoring Iowa’s Ding Darling, an NWF founder, avid sportsman and a leader in America’s conservation movement.
Mr. Schweiger will be visiting people and places in Iowa that are important to Iowa’s wildlife, hunting and fishing heritage, speaking about the threat that climate change poses for Iowa’s wildlife and habitat, and calling for new conservation leaders to protect and promote wildlife and habitat for the next 75 years. Iowa’s pheasant population, for example, has fallen to a record low, in large part due to unprecedented winter and spring precipitation over the last five years. Combined with loss of habitat, these weather changes require new conservation leadership in Iowa, the nation, and around the world.
Here is Mr. Schweiger’s public schedule in Iowa:
Monday, October 24
11:00 a.m. - Press Conference, Riverfront Trail, Council Bluffs (end of Harrah’s Drive at the Missouri River near Dodge-Riverside Golf Course and the Riverside Grille, 2 Harrah’s Drive, Council Bluffs)
1:00 p.m. - Visit Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road, Sioux City
2:00 p.m. - Visit Ding Darling’s boyhood home, 1423 Nebraska Ave, Sioux City
7:30 p.m. - Public Lecture, "Wildlife Habitat and Climate Change - Can Iowa's Wildlife, Hunting and Fishing Survive the Next 75 Years?" Cedar Falls Public Library, 524 Main Street, Cedar Falls
Tuesday, October 25
11:30 a.m. - Visit Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area, Unit Headquarters, 2564 Amana Rd NW, Swisher, near Coralville Lake (north of the Iowa River just west of Highway 965)
3:00 p.m. - Press Conference, Izaak Walton League, 4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines
7:30 p.m. - Public Lecture, "Wildlife Habitat and Climate Change - Can Iowa's Wildlife, Hunting, and Fishing Survive the Next 75 Years?" Izaak Walton League, 4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines
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