Don Farmer, board president of the Arizona Heritage Alliance, received an Award of Excellence from the Arizona Game and Fish Commission at its annual banquet on January 19, 2008. Each year the Commission recognizes outstanding Arizonans that have contributed significantly to the welfare of Arizona's wildlife and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
The Arizona Heritage Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was created in 1992 to protect Arizona's Heritage Fund and its objectives. It is guided by a Board of Directors drawn from a broad base of outdoor sports, environmental conservation, and historic preservation groups that helped pass the 1990 statewide initiative creating the Heritage Fund. Numerous attempts in the past have been made to redirect the flow of Heritage Funds. AHA members and supporters -- through hundreds of phone calls, e-mails, letters, and one-on-one meetings -- have successfully maintained the integrity of the Heritage Fund.
In the picture above, Don visits with Kathryn "Sam" Campana at the awards banquet. Don, Sam (fellow AHA board member), and the entire AHA board encourage you to contact your state legislator to sign the pledge to protect the Heritage Fund, wildlife programs, and State Parks from any cuts in the state's budget during the 2008 legislative session. To contact your legislator, click here.