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WAPITI WEEKEND - Cancelled
Dear Wapiti Campers,
After carefully watching global and local developments unfold around the Covid-19 crisis, it is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of Wapiti Weekend 2020.
With our state fighting valiantly to suppress the spread of the virus and the Governors recommendations to stay at home, we cannot in good conscience put any campers, family members, volunteers or staff members at risk. The well-being of our campers, volunteers and staff is of the utmost importance to us, so remaining at home and avoiding unnecessary travel is the most prudent choice at this time.
As a nonprofit organization in one of the hardest hit industries during this crisis, we stand united in the fight against the spread of Covid-19. We remain dedicated to being an inspiration and support for families that want to explore the great outdoors. For now, we just have to do it in spirit, and that spirit may need to evolve to reflect a new reality for the coming years. We remain hopeful that we can build great memories together again soon.
Thank you all for your understanding, compassion and continued support during this difficult time. We wish you and your family health and happiness today and always. Wherever you are, please stay safe.
Note: That refunds are being issued and should be reflected within 5 business days.
HEROES RISING OUTDOORS®
Arizona Elk Society’s Heroes Rising Outdoors® program helps disabled Arizona veterans “heal through hunting” while using big game tags donated by generous sportsmen and women. Hunts are staffed by guides/outfitters and volunteers who donate their time and knowledge of Arizona’s outdoors. David Zibbon had the help of High Point Outfitters from Flagstaff to take this beautiful bull elk! Congrats to all involved, and a heartfelt “thank you” to David for his service to our great nation!
April 26, 2018
The Arizona Elk Society is proud to be recognized by the United States Forest Service in Washington, D.C. as the winner of this year’s Partnership Award for its cooperation with the Coconino National Forest in the Southwestern Region. Last year, the Arizona Elk Society mobilized 150 volunteers in the first phase of a high elevation meadow restoration project to stabilize streambanks and reduce erosion; maintain the meadow over time; and benefit a number of threatened and endangered wildlife species, elk, and downstream aquatic life. A longstanding partner of the Coconino National Forest, the Arizona Elk Society has played a major role in assisting the national forest with stream, wetland, and riparian restoration projects. The Arizona Elk Society has engaged numerous other partners to contribute more than 10,000 volunteer hours over the past decade.
In October of 2017 Steve Clark, Executive Director of AES did a presentation at the site of the Long Valley project to local Arizona Forest service personnel and USFS representatives from Washington.
Stephen Clark will be in Washington D.C. on June 12th to do a presentation on the project and receive the award at the awards ceremony at the US Department of Agriculture.