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America's Wild Outdoors

America's Wild Outdoors

An evening benefiting the National Wildlife Federation

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Reception | 6:00 p.m.
Dinner Program | 7:00 p.m.

InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf
801 Wharf Street SW | Washington, D.C.

America’s experience with cherished landscapes and iconic wildlife has shaped our national character and identity for generations. For many of us, America’s wild outdoors have served as the backdrop to countless memories formed while camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, cycling, or simply enjoying the peace of nature.

Yet today, these pristine places and the wildlife dependent upon them are so often in jeopardy. Critical habitats are subject to wildfires, extreme weather, pollution, and encroachment, often causing staggering declines in many wildlife populations. We must do more to address both the longstanding and new pressures America’s wild outdoors are facing to preserve and protect our nation’s rich natural heritage.

The National Wildlife Federation and its partners invite you to join us for a reception and dinner on Tuesday, March 27, as we celebrate America’s Wild Outdoors, an evening highlighting the collaborative conservation work of the National Wildlife Federation to increase wildlife populations, protect America's cherished landscapes, and educate future generations of conservationists. We will also honor the incredible forces of nature who are helping us lead these efforts, because in these challenging times, wildlife will only thrive if we work together.


Johnny Morris holding a fish


Johnny Morris, Founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops
Jay N. “Ding” Darling Conservation Award

U.S. Senator Tom Carper of Delaware

The Honorable Tom Carper, U.S. Senator for Delaware
National Conservation Achievement Award


U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine

The Honorable Susan Collins, U.S. Senator for Maine
National Conservation Achievement Award


David Mizejewski

Special Appearance by:

David Mizejewski and His Favorite Animal Ambassadors
David Mizejewski is a media personality, author, blogger, and a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. He is also co-host of NatGeo WILD’s new prime time television series Pet Talk and a regular guest, along with his animal ambassadors, on Conan, The Wendy Williams Show, Inside Edition, and NBC’s Today Show.



As of February 14, 2018.

Steelhead Trout

An Environmental Trust, Inc.

Van Kerrebrook & Associates, P.C.

Bruce Wallace and Susie Cannell


Bee Rock and Nicole Wood

Environmental Defense Fund

Furniture Row Racing, LLC




RWT Production


Whooping Crane

Miranda and Roger Ballentine

Barbara Bramble

BrightKey, Inc.

Cheiron Inc.

Carolyn and Paul Rizza

Julia R. Swords





Interested in attending? Reserve your hotel room today!

The National Wildlife Federation has secured a discounted room rate for our guests at the InterContinental Washington, D.C. – The Wharf March 25 through March 27. Given the time of year, just on the cusp of spring tourism season, Washington is a bustling city and hotel rooms can be hard to find. We recommend making reservations at your earliest convenience.

To reserve your room, please use this link or call 1-800-439-4745 by Wednesday, February 21, 2018, and reference the National Wildlife Federation's discount code NWF.

Contact Us

For general inquiries, to purchase a ticket, or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Patton Fiske at 703-438-6041 or

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