Manchester, VT (PRWEB) February 16, 2011
At its third annual Capitol Conservation Dinner, held in Washington, D.C., the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) recognized the achievements of Dave and Perk Perkins of The Orvis Company.
“Through the TRCP’s Capitol Conservation Dinner, the sportsmen’s community celebrates the incalculable contributions of our nation’s most dedicated conservationists,” said Whit Fosburgh, TRCP president and CEO. “Following a trail blazed by President Theodore Roosevelt, the sportsmen honored at this year’s event exemplify the uniquely American drive to responsibly manage and enjoy our irreplaceable fish and wildlife resources.”
Orvis Vice Chairman Dave Perkins and Orvis Chief Executive Officer Perk Perkins were honored with the TRCP Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award for their commitment to natural resources conservation as embodied in the mission of the Orvis Company and its hunting and fishing product lines.
“Orvis is simply a conduit for the hard work being done in the name of conservation by agencies, individuals and groups such as the TRCP,” said Dave Perkins in accepting the award. “We are proud to help advance these efforts that help sustain America’s fish and wildlife resources and long-held outdoors traditions.”
“Theodore Roosevelt once said, ‘I am only an average man, but, by George, I work at it harder than the average man,’” said TRCP Board Chair Jim Martin, conservation director of the Berkley Conservation Institute. “Our 2010 honorees give credence to Roosevelt’s belief that our most valuable contributions arise from a simple desire to ‘work hard at work worth doing.’”
Lead sponsors of the 2010 Capitol Conservation Dinner included Bass Pro Shops and the High Lonesome Ranch.
To read more about the Orvis Company’s commitment to protecting nature, including its 2011 projects restoring habitat on the Clark Fork River in Montana as well as protecting vital fish spawning habitat in the famed coral triangle and protecting endangered black rhino populations in Africa visit http://www.orvis.com/commitment.
Orvis has been the premier outfitter of the distinctive country lifestyle and sporting traditions since 1856. Orvis donates five percent of pre-tax profits each year to protecting nature, supporting communities and local conservation efforts. You can read more about Orvis on their website at http://www.orvis.com.