Successful Environmental Programs (Aired on March 6, 2009)
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Environmental advocate and outdoors writer for the Poughkeepsie Journal since 1994, Bill Conners addresses conservation and hunting and fishing issues. He holds numerous leadership positions in such organizations as the Federation of Dutchess County Fish and Game Clubs and the New York State Fish and Wildlife Management Board for Region 3 (covering most of the Hudson Valley). Mr. Conners discusses several successful programs including these: a popular free education program for young people up to 15 years old called the Morgan Lake Fishing Program in effect for 20+ years, which thus far has taught 17,000+ young people how to fish while encouraging a respect the environment; a deer management program; continuous programs supported by hunters, which have distributed over 7,000 pounds of meat in one year, thus providing 21,000 meals to the needy; and his strong involvement in the Hudson Valley’s Resource Recovery Agency, which recycles garbage into electricity without polluting the air.