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Ohio chapters raise funds for wildlife

UPublish story by Eric Crook

PRESS RELEASE

The seven Ohio chapters of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation have concluded their activities for 2012, and are pleased to announce record numbers of attendance and membership.

The active chapters in Ohio are Cincinnati, Athens, Akron, Columbus, Lima, Toledo, and Cleveland/Chardon.

Their efforts resulted in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for elk country, with $28,128 coming back to the state for State Grants and National Programs.

A total of five state grant applications were approved by the volunteer State Leadership Team totaling over $7,000. An additional $21,096 was allotted to national programs with the bulk of the funds going to elk restoration in the east.

Kentucky remains the tenth largest elk population state with over 11,000 elk ranging free on four million acres, mainly in the southeast portion of the state.

In 2012, elk were reintroduced into Missouri and Virginia, and an elk feasibility study is currently underway in the state of Maryland.

2012 marks the fourth consecutive year of growth and successful programming. For more information, or to find out how you can help, contact Regional Director Eric Crook at ecrook@rmef.org.


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