MCF donates $5,000 for south-metro WMA

The Minnesota Conservation Federation recently gave a check for
$5,000 to the Minnesota DNR for the Vermillion Wildlife Management
Area complex in Dakota County. The organization gave the DNR the
check during a quarterly board meeting held at the Eden Prairie
Gander Mountain store. I attended and witnessed some grassroots
conservation firsthand.

MCF President Steve Maurice presented the check to Tim
Bremicker, Minnesota DNR Central Region Wildlife manager, to
commemorate the work of Gordie Meyer, long-time member and officer
of the MCF. Meyer, a Burnsville resident, passed away in June 2007,
at the age of 73. The money will be matched with RIM Critical
Habitat money to invest a total of $10,000 into the Vermillion WMA
complex.

“This money, along with RIM matching dollars will allow us to
recognize on the land the contributions of a great conservationist,
Gordon Meyer,” Bremicker said. “Gordie always showed up when the
resource needed help – whether it was meetings, legislative
hearings, rallies, and on the tough issues, too.

“I hope this wetland restoration project will be a fitting
tribute to his great love for the WMA system,” Bremicker said.

Gordie Meyer was a great man and a good friend. He died before
his time, but this donation and the excellent work at the
Vermillion WMA complex will keep his memory alive for
generations.

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