Conservation groups, sportsmen, environmentalists and natural resource management professionals from throughout Louisiana will convene the weekend of August 21-22 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where the Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) will hold its 76th Annual Convention. The public is invited to attend.
The convention opens on Friday, August 21 at 7pm with a BBQ dinner and live music by Wildlife Band. Emcee Ben Babin will kick off the event that includes dancing, a cash bar, a slide show of LWF history and recent achievements, raffles and a silent auction to raise funds for LWF's conservation education and advocacy work. Admission to this event is $50 and the public is invited to join LWF members, supporters, convention delegates and other guests for a fun evening.
The Board of Directors Luncheon at noon on Saturday, August 22 will feature a presentation on “Master Naturalist Programs in Louisiana: Building a Network” led jointly by Robert “Bob” Thomas and Julia Lightner with Louisiana Master Naturalists of Greater New Orleans, and Stacey Scarce with Acadiana Master Naturalists. Tickets to the Luncheon are $35 and available at the registration table. All convention delegates and guests are welcome to attend the Board Luncheon as is the public.
The public and members are welcome to join the Conservation Committee meeting on Saturday morning as they consider and debate the resolutions submitted by LWF directors and affiliate leaders that establishes policy for LWF work on conservation issues. Later in the morning, convention attendees will hear updates from those members who represent LWF on statewide commissions and task force committees.
Saturday afternoon, LWF affiliates and board members will have a forum discussion about collaboration among LWF's affiliate organizations. Afterward, final ratification of resolutions will be completed in the General Assembly as the last official action of the convention.
Those not participating in convention business meetings are invited to take part in the Spouses Tour on Saturday, leaving at 9:15am. Participants will visit the nearby LSU Rural Life Museum and enjoy lunch at Parrain’s Restaurant. Admission to the museum is $8 and lunch is paid by each participant.
ASAP is hosting a Hospitality Suite for convention delegates and guests who are welcome to stop by for a drink, snacks and good company with other conservationists on Friday afternoon and on Saturday afternoon and evening.
Before August 1, 2015: $15
After August 1, 2015: $30
Hotel Registration Info
Embassy Suites Room Rate: $109.00 + tax
Note: This is a group discount rate. Deadline for this group discount is extended to August 7, 2015. Reservations will be on a space available basis only after this deadline.
or call 225-924-6566 (Important: When booking rooms by phone, be sure to mention you are making reservations for the Louisiana Wildlife Federation convention to get the discounted room rate).