What is big enough to pick up 10 tons of trash, lift 8,000 pounds of invasive plants and catch 2 1/2 tons of grass carp?
The B.A.S.S. Federation Nation!
In 2011 alone, members of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation did the above and more during their spare time, on a 100 percent volunteer basis. A compilation of 103 projects in the first ever Annual Achievements in B.A.S.S. Conservation shows what avid anglers across the country can accomplish when they work together.
“What is listed below is a summary of the types of conservation-related activities going on throughout the 47 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation states and Canada,” said Noreen Clough, B.A.S.S. national conservation director. “Working together, B.A.S.S. Conservation and the Federation Nation have been able to leverage relationships with agencies, sponsors and communities to make things happen and to recognize and encourage success.”
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$505,700 raised for charities or conservation projects
4 tons of invasive plants removed
5,000 pounds of invasive grass carp removed
1,662 artificial habitats placed
350 water willows planted
15 miles of roadway cleaned
10 tons of trash removed
600 bass tagged
7,366 acres improved by habitat placement