DEW Outdoor Grant will be used for work to enhance public access, promote the stewardship of public lands and waters, support habitat improvement projects and encourage participation in the outdoors.
Lexington, KY (December 2, 2020) – MTN DEW® is awarding the Kentucky chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers a $5,000 grant in support of the organization’s ongoing commitment to promote the wild public lands, waters and wildlife of Kentucky. The Kentucky chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is one of 20 nonprofits to receive a grant through MTN DEW Outdoor Grants program. In order to receive a grant, all winning organizations either applied or were nominated through the DEW Outdoors Grant Program in light of their commitment to the outdoor experience – through wildlife conservation, environmental advocacy or promoting outdoor recreation.
In a year when people have been cooped up in their homes, spending time outdoors is more important than ever before. To answer fan demand, MTN DEW launched the MTN DEW Outdoor Grants and pledged $100,000 in grant funds to support organizations that protect the beautiful lands we all love – in addition to its MTN DEW Outdoor Stimulus, which gave already gave fans a boost by reimbursing more than $200,000 in hunting and fishing permits earlier this year.
The Kentucky chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers shares a passion for adventure and freedom in nature and believes it is crucial that sportsmen and women come together to enhance the outdoor experience and enable people to get outside.
“We’re thrilled to receive a $5,000 grant through MTN DEW’s Outdoor Grants program, which reinforces the important work we’re doing to be the voice for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife,” said Stefan Flagg, board chair for the Kentucky chapter of BHA. “The funds will go a long way in helping us meet our mission of conserving, protecting and enhancing wildlife and our public trust for the continued benefit of Kentucky’s citizens.”
Kentucky BHA plans to use the $5,000 grant to support future public land cleanup days, purchase materials for habitat work and promote public engagement with stakeholders and decision makers on the behalf of public lands, waters and wildlife.
To learn more about the MTN DEW Outdoor Grants program and the other 19 grant recipients, visit www.DEWOutdoors.com/Grants and follow MTN DEW on social at @mountaindew, www.facebook.com/mountaindew, and @mountaindew. To learn about the Kentucky chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, visit www.backcountryhunters.org/kentucky and follow us on Instagram @kentuckybha and on Facebook at Kentucky Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.