Artemis Sportswomen Advocacy Training at OR Sportswomen Creating Fresh Tracks for Conservation: Artemis, a sportswomen’s initiative of the National Wildlife Federation will host a training for sportswomen to help cultivate new leaders in public lands conservation advocacy. The training is supported by the Outdoor Industry Association, and The Trinchera Blanca Foundation.
WHAT: Artemis, a sportswomen’s initiative of the National Wildlife Federation, is bringing the training it has shared across the West to the Outdoor Retailer summer conference in Denver. The co-founders, sportswomen from New Mexico to Montana to South Dakota, are building a network of women who are taking time away from the river or backcountry to talk to state and federal lawmakers, organize meetings and talk to the media about protecting the public lands, waters and wildlife they love. The training session July 25 will offer a look at the impacts and potential of women, the fast-growing segment of hunters and anglers, as advocates for public lands and conservation.
“Artemis is an overdue response to the need for more diverse voices speaking out for our public lands and wildlife and providing leadership on some of the most critical conservation issues. For sportswomen, these issues aren’t abstract political problems; they’re every-day, fundamental concerns that go to the heart of who they are and what’s important to them,” said Marcia Brownlee, Artemis program director.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Embassy Suites Hotel, Silverton 1, 1420 Stout St.
WHO: Co-founders of Artemis, a sportswomen’s initiative of the National Wildlife Federation, and other participating sportswomen.
Artemis is named after the Greek goddess who was the protector of the hunt and of nature. The organization sees her as a fitting icon to embody its philosophy and model as members carry the torch for modern sportswomen and conservationists.
The Trinchera Blanca Foundation, the Colorado affiliate of The Moore Charitable Foundation, founded by Louis Bacon in 1992 supports organizations committed to protecting land, water and wildlife habitat in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. The Trinchera Blanca Foundation also supports community programs dedicated to improving quality of life in the surrounding region.
The Outdoor Industry Association is a membership-driven trade organization for the outdoor industry. In collaboration with our members, we are a force for the industry in recreation and trade policy, sustainable business innovation and increasing outdoor participation.