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How Anglers and Boaters Directly Contribute to Conservation Efforts

  • CVC-217, Capitol Visitor Center (map)


To commemorate National Boating and Fishing Week, NMMA – in conjunction with the Congressional Boating Caucus – is hosting a breakfast briefing on Capitol Hill on June 4 at 9:00am, to hear from members of Congress, state and federal agencies, and industry stakeholder as they discuss the importance of the $650 million Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (Trust Fund).
The event will be open to members of Congress and their staff, agency officials and their staff, and industry partners, with the goals of educating policymakers about how the Trust Fund provides funding to all 50 states for conservation and recreational infrastructure projects and why it must be reauthorized.

What: How Anglers and Boaters Directly Contribute to Conservation Efforts
When: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 9:00am – 10am ET
Where: Capitol Visitor Center | Room CVC-217

Speakers include:

  • Preston Smith, President, States Organization for Boating Access

  • Verne Giffords, Chief of Boating Safety Division, United States Coast Guard

  • Paul Rauch, Assistant Director, Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Clay Crabtree, Director of Federal Government Relations, NMMA

  • Mike Leonard, Vice President of Government Affairs, American Sportfishing Association

Additional speakers forthcoming. Doors opens at 8:30am ET.

This event is in coordination with the Congressional Boating Caucus and is designed to comply with all House, Senate, and federal ethics rules.