The Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet and auction will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the James “Jitters” Morgan White Hall Community Center, 9801 Dollarway Road.


The doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. with the conservation awards and live auction beginning about 6:30 p.m.


The public is invited to attend, according to the Arkansas Wildlife Federation news release.


“Each year one of the hottest auction items at the annual Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet is for a single Arkansas youth Elk tag,” according to the release. “The tag, usually available in limited lottery draw, is donated by the Game and Fish Commission. Funds raised from its auction are used for habitat improvement, public education and research.”


“The auction is scheduled to begin after ceremonies honoring Arkansas’ greatest conservation leaders for 2019. In addition to the Youth Elk tag, banquet attendees will also have opportunities to bid on guided Arkansas duck hunts, hunting and outdoor gear, conservation artwork as well as silent auction items,” according to the release.


Proceeds help support the Arkansas Wildlife Federation, the state’s largest and oldest private non-profit conservation group, according to the release. Its mission is to advocate for the sustainable use of Arkansas’s wildlife habitats and natural resources for future generations.


Seating is limited at the event, so attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online. Advance tickets are $25. Individual tickets are $30 at the door or $250 for a table that seats eight.


Details: www.ArWild.org or 501-414-2845.