At Wyoming Wildlife Federation, we are striving to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our local communities. Knowing that our WWF members, relatives, and friends are greatly impacted by these unprecedented and unpredictable times.
Regarding event planning, in-person fundraisers and community projects WWF will comply with state and federal health guidelines, as well as the CDC and WHO recommendations.
As of now, there will be no WWF events planned until early summer. We tentatively continue to plan events for the foreseeable future. Making game-time decisions based on the best and most current information available, the first priority is to ensure the safety of all participants and staff. You can stay up to date with WWF events at our programs page.
While this bodes poorly for Wyoming Wildlife Federation, we must emphasize the impact these canceled events have on our fellow conservation organizations. Local and state organizations rely heavily on their banquets to fund the good work that is being done for wildlife, recreation, and the access opportunities that many of us enjoy daily. Organizations that you know and care about, like Muley Fanatics Foundation, Bowhunters of Wyoming, and Wyoming Trout Unlimited have either recently canceled or are going to cancel their keystone fundraising event for the year.
If a banquet you were planning on attending in conservation has been canceled as a result of COVID-19 precautions, we strongly encourage you to donate the cost of your tickets or table to the organization. With the understanding that our outdoor opportunities and investments need our support now more than ever!
Recognizing these are uncertain times, in a state often referred to as a small town with long streets, there’s never a better time to help a neighbor (albeit from a socially acceptable distance, with sanitized hands). We consider many of these small chapters and groups to be our neighbors and ask that we all play a part in ensuring a wild Wyoming. Please, help us continue this important work into 2020!
Wishing you all the best,
Dwayne Meadows, Executive Director