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  1. June 30, 2016

    Great Outdoor Picnic is a huge success! Raffle generates $37,000 in Prizes!...

    The Great Outdoor Picnic was held at Penns Cave and Wildlife Center near Centre Hall, PA on Saturday June 18, 2016 and was a huge success. Those who attended enjoyed activities like learning how to flyfish and archery, as well as about the environment from a number of vendors. It included great food and a family atmosphere that brought people from all over central Pennsylvania. The Raffle was the hit of the day also with awarding over $37,000 in prizes. Congratulations to all the winners and Thank you to our sponsors for the event.

  2. May 18, 2016

    Students "Explore, Discover & Understand Wetlands Through the Lens of a Camera"...

    Youth blend technology and outdoors while learning about wildlife and its habitat at The Governor Tom Ridge Wetlands

    STATE COLLEGE, PA - The Wildlife For Everyone Foundation (WFEF) welcomed students from across Pennsylvania to "Explore, Discover & Understand Wetlands Through the Lens of a Camera" on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at The Governor Tom Ridge Wetlands in Centre County. Students received experience using the latest technology to capture the natural beauty of the wetlands and its inhabitants. Generous donations from Big Froggy 101, Best Buy and Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park offset the cost of prizes for participants.

  3. February 1, 2016

    Wildlife For Everyone Foundation Board of Directors Re-Elects Officers for Second Term...

    James V. Eckles remains President of the foundation's Board of Directors

    State College, PA - The Wildlife For Everyone Foundation's Board of Directors unanimously approved the re-election of all officers for 2016. The board is responsible for overseeing operations and fundraising for the foundation.

  4. December 14, 2015

    Colyer Lake Restoration Nears Completion...

    Refilling of Potter Township Lake expected to be complete by March 2016

    An 11-week process to refill a popular Centre County fishing and boating destination is underway. The dam at Colyer Lake, located just off Route 322 in Potter Township, was deemed structurally deficient in 2012 and the lake was emptied less than 12 months later. Now, thanks to passionate local residents, successful fundraising and dedicated construction crews, refurbishment of the dam and aquatic habitats is complete and water levels are on the rise.

  5. October 29, 2015

    High-Tech Cameras "Scary-Effective" in Protecting Bats...

    Photos texted to officers' phones when trespassers threaten sensitive caves.

    An alert sounds through a smartphone speaker.

    A real-time trail camera photo has just been sent by text message to a Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife conservation officer. People are trespassing again at an abandoned mine site, perhaps not even realizing any breach into the mine poses a serious and potentially lethal threat to already-beleaguered cave-bat populations there.

    With the alert sent, the officer makes it to the mine in time to head off the trespassers.

  6. September 20, 2015

    Earn Tax Credits by supporting Pennsylvania Wildlife...

    Wildlife For Everyone Foundation invites businesses and supporters to participate in The Pennsylvania State Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program. (Click Here for a brochure.)The program provides tax credits to eligible businesses that make charitable contributions to an approved tax-exempt charitable organization. Wildlife For Everyone is an approved benefactor to receive Educational Improvement Tax Credit funds through the Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund. The fund serves as a collection and allocation agency for businesses paying tax in Pennsylvania choosing to participate. All tax monies designated by businesses to Wildlife For Everyone go through the Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund and 100% of funds are directly provided to Wildlife For Everyone.

  7. September 16, 2015

    Veterans Showcase Fly Fishing Talents in Inaugural Wildlife For Warriors Spruce Creek Classic...

    Inaugural fly fishing tournament created to provide aid to wounded military personnel and Pennsylvania's wildlife

    Wildlife For Everyone Foundation and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. hosted veterans and supporters to a pair of Pennsylvania's nationally-renowned trout streams on Monday, September 14th for the inaugural Wildlife For Warriors Spruce Creek Classic. The event recognized and celebrated the contributions of military personnel to protect valuable freedoms, such as enjoying Pennsylvania's outdoor treasures.

  8. August 25, 2015

    Campaign to Restore Hereford Manor Lake Underway...

    Wildlife For Everyone provides tax-deductible outlet for contributions

    In an effort to restore valuable natural habitats and a dynamic community resource, the Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation has partnered with Restore Hereford Manor Lake and the Beaver County Sportsmen's Conservation League to facilitate the quick repair of the Hereford Manor Lake Dam. Located less than 30 miles from downtown Pittsburgh in Franklin Township, the lake and its surrounding property encompass 428 acres critical to the community ecosystem and once valuable for fishing, boating, hunting, hiking, biking and other recreational activities.

  9. August 15, 2015

    Wildlife Supporters Tee Off at 5th Annual Golf Tournament...

    Yearly event helps provide funding for projects benefiting Pennsylvania wildlife and habitat

    The Wildlife For Everyone Foundation held its 5th Annual Tee Off For Wildlife Golf Tournament on Friday, August 14, 2015 at The Links at Gettysburg. The one-day event helps provide money for projects benefiting Pennsylvania wildlife and its habitats. This year more than 60 golfers, spectators and volunteers attended the event, helping make it one of the most successful fundraisers held by the Foundation.

  10. June 24, 2015

    Great Outdoor Picnic is a huge success! Raffle generates $37,000 in Prizes!

    The Great Outdoor Picnic was held at Penns Cave and Wildlife Center near Centre Hall, PA on Saturday June 20, 2015 and was a huge success. Those who attended enjoyed activities like learning how to flyfish and archery, as well as about the environment from a number of vendors. It included great food and a family atmosphere that brought people from all over central Pennsylvania. The Raffle was the hit of the day also with awarding over $37,000 in prizes. Congratulations to all the winners and Thank you to our sponsors for the event.

  11. June 16, 2015

    Halfmoon Creek Restoration Improves Valuable Tributary For Prize Trout Streams

    Work continues on Ferguson Township waterway at Centre Stables to improve habitat

    In an effort to restore wild trout population on a three mile stretch of Halfmoon Creek at Centre Stables, significant stream restoration, spearheaded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, remains ongoing thanks to the Wildlife For Everyone Foundation. Halfmoon Creek, from its headwaters on Bald Eagle Mountain in western Centre County to the confluence with Spruce Creek near Pennsylvania Furnace in Huntingdon County, is designated as having impaired water quality and degraded fish habitat from agricultural runoff.

  12. June 8, 2015

    'Seedlings For Schools' Surpasses 1 Million Seedling Milestone

    With more than 170,000 seedlings distributed to Pennsylvania students this spring, the program's eight-year total now exceeds 1,000,000.

    State College, PA - More than 170,000 seedlings were distributed to students across Pennsylvania this spring through the Pennsylvania Game Commission's 'Seedlings For Schools' program. By participating in the program, students receive instruction from teachers on trees and their impact on wildlife habitat and gain valuable hands-on experience planting seedlings and observing their development.

  13. June 8, 2015

    Fourth Annual Sporting Clay Classic Draws Record Number of Attendees

    Yearly sporting clay competition attracts top competitors from across Pennsylvania, youth shooters help usher in next generation of wildlife supporters

    Seven Springs, PA - Completing just its fourth year, the Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation's Annual Sporting Clay Classic has grown into a can't-miss event for some of Pennsylvania's sharpest marksmen and women. A record-high 87 shooters competed on Friday, May 22, 2015 in the competition under sunny skies at the Seven Springs Sporting Clay Facility in Seven Springs, PA. Through generous donations and sponsorships, thousands of dollars' worth of prizes and raffle items were also awarded to participants and spectators.

  14. April 30, 2015

    Students "Explore, Discover and Understand Wetlands Through the Lens of a Camera"...

    Youth blend technology and outdoors while learning about wildlife and its habitat at The Governor Tom Ridge Wetlands

    STATE COLLEGE, PA - The Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation (WFEEF) welcomed students from across Central Pennsylvania to "Explore, Discover and Understand Wetlands Through the Lens of a Camera" on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at The Governor Tom Ridge Wetlands in Centre County. Students received experience using the latest technology to capture the natural beauty of the wetlands and its inhabitants. Generous donations from Big Froggy 101, Best Buy, Penn's Cave and Wildlife Park and Dairy Queen Grill and Chill offset the cost of prizes and entertainment for participants

  15. April 30, 2015

    Nomination Process Underway for Students to Wildlife Leadership Academy...

    Program seeks motivated students with interest in wildlife and fisheries conservation

    State College, PA - The Wildlife Leadership Academy has opened its exclusive Youth Conservation Ambassador nomination process to the public and is currently seeking referrals of motivated students ages 14 to 17 to become Certified Conservation Ambassadors. Accepted students will gain extensive knowledge about wildlife and conservation, leadership experience and communication skills.

  16. April 17, 2015

    Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation Joins Penn State Researchers to Raise Awareness in Wildlife Conservation...

    Study of regionally-extinct "Nittany Lions" using cutting-edge technology to promote wildlife conservation within university and community

    State College, PA - A team of researchers from Penn State University is diligently compiling samples and data to trace the disappearance of mountain lions within Pennsylvania. Once common in Pennsylvania, the last documented observation of a mountain lion within the state's borders was in 1874. The Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation proudly supports the study, showcasing in-depth wildlife research and education currently occurring within the commonwealth's borders.

  17. April 2, 2015

    Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation Joins Effort to Save Valuable Somerset County Resource...

    Somerset Lake serves as a habitat for wildlife and a resource for the local outdoors community

    State College, PA - In an effort to preserve valuable natural habitats and a treasured community resource, the Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation is proud to support the Somerset County Conservancy's effort to save Somerset Lake. The lake boasts a diverse bird population, varied natural habitats and immense opportunities for outdoors recreation.

  18. February 9, 2015

    Election of New President Highlights Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation Board of Directors Meeting...

    James V. Eckles replaces John Frailey as President of the foundation's board

    State College, PA - The roles for three members of the Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation's Board of Directors expanded last week with unanimous approval of officers for 2015. The board is responsible for overseeing operations and fundraising for the foundation. Board members receive no compensation for their contributions.

  19. December 11, 2014

    Stream Enhancements Help Threatened Species...

    Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation partners with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, PennDOT and Crawford County Conservation District for Athens Township project.

    Much-needed stream restoration on Muddy Run in Athens Township, Crawford County, PA, is providing improved habitats for several aquatic species, including one designated as threatened by Pennsylvania officials. Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation managed funds for the project, which was coordinated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Crawford County Conservation District also contributed. Experts worked to reestablish the natural stream channel and stabilize stream banks to decrease the influx of sedimentation to the stream.

  20. December 11, 2014

    Stream Restoration Project in Lancaster County Completed...

    Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation aids U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services to improve Martic Township aquatic habitat.

    A recently completed restoration project for a portion of Climber Run in Martic Township helped eliminate bank erosion and enhance aquatic habitat near the SR 324 bridge in Lancaster County, PA. Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation provided critical support for the project, which was managed through an interagency agreement between U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The USFWS deemed additional improvement work on Climber Run was necessary following a project to complete fencing, riparian buffer enhancement, and streambank stabilization along the stream.

  21. September 25, 2014

    Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation Celebrates John Riley as First Lifetime Honorary Board Member...

    Charter Board Member recognized for lifetime of service to wildlife

    Pocono Manor, PA - The Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation officially named Mr. John Riley of Scotrun, PA as a Lifetime Honorary Board Member on Thursday, September 25, 2014. A special ceremony was held during the foundation's Board of Directors Meeting at the Pocono Manor Inn in Pocono Manor, PA. President John Frailey and Chairman Russ Schleiden presented Riley with a plaque and resolution celebrating the honor and his contributions to the foundation and wildlife. The charter board member is the first member of the organization to receive the designation of Lifetime Honorary Board Member. Riley was joined by wife Phyllis, family and friends at the event.

  22. August 16, 2014

    Wildlife Supporters Tee Off at 4th Annual Golf Tournament...

    The Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation held its 4th Annual Tee Off For Wildlife Golf Tournament on Friday, August 15, 2014 at The Links at Gettysburg. The one-day event helps provide money for projects benefiting Pennsylvania wildlife and its habitats. This year more than 60 golfers, spectators and volunteers attended the event, helping make it one of the most successful fundraisers held by the Foundation.

  23. June 20, 2014

    Explore, Discover and Understand Wetlands Through the Lens of a Camera...

    The Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation hosted "Explore, Discover and Understand Wetlands Through the Lens of a Camera" on Monday, June 9, 2014 at the Governor Tom Ridge Wetlands in Centre County. Students from the area and surrounding communities received experience using the latest technology to capture the natural beauty of the wetlands and its inhabitants. The Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation (WFEEF), partnering with Big Froggy 101, Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile provided technology, entertainment and prizes for students, ages 13-18 from throughout the region.

  24. May 26, 2014

    Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation Hosts Third Annual Sporting Clay Classic...

    Auction Items and Prizes include African Safari, HomeWaters Club Overnight Fly Fishing Excursion, Ruger k10/22 Rifle, Pirates Baseball Tickets
    Shooters will compete in the Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation's Third Annual Sporting Clay Classic on Friday, May 30, 2014. The one-day event at the Seven Springs Sporting Clay Facility in Seven Springs, PA attracts some of Pennsylvania's sharpest marksmen. Through generous donations and sponsorships, nearly $10,000 worth of prizes and raffle items will be awarded to participants.

  25. March 11, 2014

    Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation Awarded Stream Restoration Grant . . .

    Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation receives $148,404 grant.
    Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation (WFEEF), based in State College, recently received a $148,404 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) 2013 Growing Greener Grant Program to continue restoration of fish habitat and improvement of water quality in Halfmoon Creek.

  26. September 9, 2013

    They Say A Picture Says A Thousand Words . . .

    Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation Partners with Save Colyer Lake
    Just nine short years ago, Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation (WFEEF) was formed to make certain that what we have enjoyed as young people and adults will be here for our children and grandchildren. When meeting with the leadership of Save Colyer Lake, Inc., it was clear for WFEEF to become a partner with this project.

  27. September 5, 2013

    Species of the young forest focus of McKean County Project.

    About 30,000 wildlife-beneficial trees and shrubs have been planted recently on the 17,500-acre Clermont Tract in southern McKean County to begin the restoration of the site as prime habitat for the American woodcock and other young-forest species.

  28. January 29, 2013

    Looking Ahead To A New Year - Board of Directors and Executive Committee Named at January Meeting

    Looking toward their ninth year, Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation (WFEEF) elected the following Board Members at the January meeting:

  29. August 12, 2012

    Annual Five-Miler Tops $10,000 for Wildlife For Everyone

    The Mid Penn Trailblazers, organizers of the run, set a goal this year to raise the five year total to top the $10,000 mark.  Thanks to a total of 80 participants Mid Penn Trailblazers reached their mark.  The WFEEF 5 Miler covered the course of dirt roads and grassy lanes stretching across State Game Lands 252 near Allenwood.  Proceeds from this event support Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation.

  30. May 2, 2012

    Waste Management Boosts Seedlings for Schools Program

    Waste Management again has provided support for the Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation’s participation of the Seedlings for Schools program.  The company has contributed $11,000 this year for the program, which will provide seedlings to many elementary and high schools across Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Game Commission program.

  31. March 5, 2012

    Dominion helps to grow Seedlings For Schools program

    Dominion awarded $5,000 to Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation (WFEEF).  This grant will support the Seedlings for Schools Program, which provides seedlings to more than a thousand schools across Pennsylvania.

  32. September 14, 2011

    New Wildlife for Everyone Partnership to Provide Support for Wildlife Internships

    The Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation is helping to expand an innovative internship program that originated in 1999 in the Southwest Region of the Pennsylvania Game Commission to give college students hands-on experience in skills needed for careers in wildlife management.

  33. July 29, 2011

    Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation Continues on State Game Lands 93

    With the removal of a building earlier this year, a Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation partnership has continued to gather acreage for State Game Lands 93, which provides viewscape protection for the Flight 93 Memorial in Somerset County.  The memorial and the game lands are dedicated to the memory of the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93, who prevented terrorists from reaching their intended destination with the hijacked plane on Sept. 11, 2001.

  34. June 15, 2011

    WFEEF Endowment Foundation Dedicates Governor Tom Ridge Wetlands Preserve

    The Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation on Wednesday dedicated 135 acres along Route 220 between Julian and Martha Furnace as the Governor Tom Ridge Wetlands Preserve.