L.W.F.F. RECEIVES DONATION FROM B.A.S.S. FOR STATE'S RESTOCKING PROGRAM

Release Date: 07/11/2006

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LWFF) has received a $3,500 donation from Bass Anglers Sportsmen's Society (BASS) to be used for restocking efforts within hurricane-impacted waterways in the state.


Will Courtney, state conservation director for the Louisiana BASS Federation Nation, and Noreen Clough, national conservation director for BASS/ESPN Outdoors, made the presentation to LWFF at the July Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting.  Kell McInnis, LWFF executive director, accepted the funds on behalf of the foundation.


"BASS/ESPN Outdoors is pleased to be able to assist Louisiana as hurricane recovery efforts continue," said Clough.


The funds will be utilized by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Inland Fisheries Division as part of Operation Jumpstart, a fish restocking program targeting areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.


For more information, contact Tim Morrison at 225-765-2333 or tmorrison@wlf.louisiana.gov.
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