Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Makes Donation to BOW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                            CONTACT: Sylvia Payne
October 7, 2008                                                                                                                                 334-242-3486
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Alabama chapters donated $500 to Alabama’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program at BOW’s recent workshop at the Alabama 4-H Center near Columbiana.
“We raise money throughout the state for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) and a certain percentage of that goes back to the state,” said Randy Waterhouse, RMEF Regional Director. “We look for programs like BOW to promote conservation and the outdoors. We’re also involved in the Archery in Schools program.”
The RMEF was founded in 1984 to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. The foundation, which started with four members, now boasts a membership of 155,000 and has enhanced or protected more than 5.4 million acres of wildlife habitat.
"We sincerely appreciate the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's donation to Alabama's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program," said coordinator Sylvia Payne. "Support like this enables us to keep our registration fees down and helps purchase much-needed workshop supplies."
BOW is a three-day workshop designed for women ages 18 years or older. The workshop offers hands-on instruction in more than 50 courses such as backyard wildlife, rock climbing, camp cooking, map and compass, camping, mountain biking, shooting sports (pistol, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader, as well as gun safety), fishing, hunting, canoeing, nature photography, nature crafts, archery, ATV handling, bird watching, motor boat handling, and more.
The workshops are held the first full weekends in March and October each year. Visit for more information.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR visit
PHOTO: Randy Waterhouse of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation presents a $500 check to BOW coordinator Sylvia Payne at the Alabama 4-H Center near Columbiana.