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B.A.S.S. Nation High School noted for conservation

Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:15 am

David Lowrie, second from left, TN B.A.S.S. Nation High School and Youth State Director, is pictured receiving the Conservation Achievement award. He is pictured alongside Dr. David Uskavitch, Jake Davis, and Ric Wolbrecht.

On May 10, Tennessee Wildlife Federation hosted its 54th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards at Loveless Cafe Barn, in Nashville. Winning the award for Conservation Organization of the Year award was Tennessee B.A.S.S. Nation High School.

Tennessee B.A.S.S. Nation High School, based in Winchester, with work spanning the state, is dedicated to supporting the sport of bass fishing. This means getting youth involved both in the sport and completing conservation efforts important for the future of bass fisheries in Tennessee. What started as one project, Tennessee B.A.S.S. Nation turned into a statewide mission that has placed more than 4,500 fish habitat structures and cleaned up more than two-and-a-half tons of garbage from Tennessee’s water.

Addressing all the winners, Michael Butler, CEO of the Federation, said, “The diverse group of award winners today serves as a reminder that successful conservation will always depend on a diverse and collaborative effort. Our honorees have conducted important field work, secured crucial support, educated the next generation, and so much more.”