The Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) has added another feather to its cap: It was recently named the National Wildlife Federation’s Affiliate of the Year.

CFM received the award in late June in Washington D.C. in conjunction with the NWF annual meeting. This marks CFM’s third time winning this honor since the award was first handed out in 1966.

CFM earned this award thanks to its unique programs, such as Share the Harvest, Operation Game Thief, and Conservation Leadership Corps, as well as its advocacy efforts.

“CFM’s recent track record has been truly spectacular,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “Thanks to relentless advocacy and coalition building, they’ve played a leading role in several major statewide successes. And they haven’t stopped there — by championing the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, CFM has gotten us closer to securing a generational victory for wildlife on a federal level.”

“Over the past year and beyond, our team has worked tremendously hard to deliver victories for wildlife and people across Missouri,” said Tyler Schwartze, executive director of the Conservation Federation of Missouri. “This honorable recognition is a testament to the incredible group of individuals working together in our Federation family. But our work is far from done, and we look forward to continuing and advancing these strong efforts even further in the coming years.”

Schwartze added that he would like to thank all of the CFM staff, board members, affiliates, business partners, and volunteers that have helped make this possible.

For more information about the Conservation Federation of Missouri, go here.

Top image: Courtesy of the Conservation Federation of Missouri.