June 18th- the National Wildlife Federation recognized Ellen McNulty, President of the Arkansas Wildlife Federation as the Affiliate Volunteer of the Year.
"Ellen McNulty’s tireless efforts at the Arkansas Wildlife Federation have benefited the state of Arkansas, its waters and its wildlife,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “Ellen’s expertise in water policy and farming made her an indispensable voice of reason—whether she is fighting for the protection of the Buffalo National River or the Clean Water Rule. Time and time again, Ellen McNulty has shown that her grace and passion can result in amazing accomplishments.”
In receiving her award Ellen said: "I felt very honored but also humbled to receive the award in front of many of the people that I admire the most. NWF is an awesome organization that empowers state affiliates to work on local conservation issues as well as national issues. AWF is fortunate to be a part of a national network of sportsmen and women that enjoy the outdoors and want to protect and conserve wildlife for future generations."
The ceremony took place at the National Wildlife Federation’s annual meeting and its celebration of the 80th anniversary of its founding, held in Estes Park, Colorado.
Read the press release here: McNulty - Volunteer of the Year.docx