Send checks payable to “Nongame Wildlife Conservation Fund” to: Nongame Wildlife Conservation Fund c/o Nongame Conservation Section, 2067 U.S. Hwy. 278 SE Social Circle, GA 30025.
For the Bobwhite Quail Initiative, send checks payable “Georgia DNR – BQI Donation” to: Attn: Georgia DNR – Bobwhite Quail Initiative, 116 Rum Creek Drive, Forsyth, GA 31029.
Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information: Wildlife Conservation Fund, (706) 557-3303 or firstname.lastname@example.org; BQI, (770) 918-6404.
Donate to the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation
The mission of the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation is to support the efforts of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to sustain, enhance, protect and conserve Georgia’s natural, historic and cultural resources for present and future generations, while recognizing the importance of promoting the development of commerce and industry that utilize sound environmental practices.
The Environmental Resources Network, or TERN, is a 501c3 nonprofit and the friends group of the Nongame Conservation Section. TERN provides financial support for the section and its projects, from a web-based guide to Georgia’s crayfishes to providing transponder tags to help mark bog turtles. Members receive a newsletter and the opportunity to participate in wildlife field trips and projects. Donations are tax-deductible. Details: (478) 994-1438 or www.tern.homestead.com (also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheEnvironmentalResourcesNetwork).
Attend Weekend For Wildlife
Held early each year on Sea Island, this prestigious fundraiser for the Wildlife Conservation Fund mixes outdoors adventure with a spectacular auction and banquet. Weekend for Wildlife has raised millions for nongame wildlife conservation in Georgia since the event’s start in 1989. Registration opens in November. Details at www.weekendforwildlife.org.
Consider Estate, Memorial and Other Gifts
Call the Nongame Conservation Section office in Social Circle, (770) 761-3035, or the Bobwhite Quail Initiative office in Forsyth, (478) 994-7583, for information on ways to support nongame conservation and BQI with contributions varying from real estate to memorial gifts.
Easements can preserve the conservation value and private ownership of property while offering significant tax benefits. Contact the Georgia Land Conservation Program for details.
Volunteer for Wildlife Work
Opportunities are available at DNR’s regional education centers and for some wildlife projects (volunteer hours can sometimes be used in matching grants). Check with the education centers, the Nongame Conservation Section (770-761-3035) and BQI (478-994-7583).