Sponsors

Please support our sponsors by checking out their websites and consider using their high quality products so that they can continue to support aquatic conservation efforts.

Friends of Reservoirs welcomes three new sponsors in 2022. Costa Compete+Conserve, AFTCO and Bass Fishing Hall of Fame  provided funding to expand our Small Grants Program in 2022.

Bass Pro Shops  has been a sponsor of the Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership (RFHP) since 2007 funding much of the organizational expenses. Bass Pro Shops staff designed the logos for RFHP and Friends of Reservoirs (FOR), paid for organizational costs of establishing Friends of Reservoirs as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation and has hosted several meetings at Big Cedar Lodge. In addition, Bass Pro Shops' annual sponsorship helps fund the Friends of Reservoirs Small Grants Program. BPS was also a sponsor of the 2012, 2016 and 2017 Annual Meetings. We appreciate the  efforts of the conservation-minded staff at Bass Pro Shops.
King Enterprises, makers of Mossback artificial fish habitat products, are sponsoring a Grant Program exclusive to Friends of Reservoirs member organizations. Successful applicants will receive Mossback products equal to a $1500 retail value. Mossback cash sponsorships have helped fund the Friends of Reservoirs Small Grants Program.

Costa's commitment to environmental stewardship has led to numerous conservation initiatives. Costa provides funding to numerous nonprofits around the world that are working toward protecting fisheries and waterways, reducing plastics in our oceans, educate and empower to public to promote environmental stewardship and restore coastal communities. Costa initiated a Compete + Conserve Fishing Tournament trail in 2021 to further their conservation efforts. Friends of Reservoirs received a $3,000 donation that will be used to expand our Small Grants Program.

With a legacy of leadership in marine conservation efforts -- inspired by former company Chairman Milt Shedd's passion for the sea -- AFTCO takes great pride in its tradition of unwavering commitment to help protect our fishing resources. AFTCO and the Shedd family contribute 10% company profits towards fishing conservation, protecting our resources, and ensuring future generations have access to a sustainable fishery. AFTCO has always taken a Conservation First approach to business, and we continue this commitment through a range of conservation-driven initiatives for the freshwater market. You can find some of these programs below. AFTCO Chairman Bill Shedd has donated over 10,000 hours to conservation projects and leadership across the country, and continues to be a strong proponent for preservation causes. AFTCO also supports the youth fishing movement through collegiate fishing and more. Friends of Reservoirs received a $3,000 donation that will be used to expand our Small Grants Program.

 

The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame (BFHOF) has become much more than honoring the legends and innovators in the sport of bass fishing. Noted pro bass angler Guy Eaker, a 2011 Bass Fishing HOF inductee and current Board member, said “while my induction into the Hall continues to be a great moment in my life, to see our volunteer Board stepping up to enhance our role in the bass fishing world is such a worthy initiative. For someone who has made his livelihood off the sport, it’s an honor to be involved with giving something back through our conservation grants.” BFHOF raises funds, in part, through an online auction that is held each year in conjunction with their Annual Banquet held at Bass Pro Shop's Wonders of Wildlife Museum in Springfield, Missouri. Friends of Reservoirs received a $4,000 donation that will be used to expand our Small Grants Program.

 

Shell Oil has provided funding ($70,000) for 2 habitat restoration projects in Pennsylvania. Shell was also a sponsor of the 2017 Annual Meeting.
Pond King is a new sponsor in 2017. Their cash contribution will be used toward the Small Grants Program. FOR is working with Pond King to develop a product grant program. Look for this in 2018.
B.A.S.S. Conservation has been a member of Friends of Reservoirs for many years. Numerous B.A.S.S. Nation state affiliates are Group members of Friends of Reservoirs. B.A.S.S. helped defray meeting expenses of the 2016 and 2017 Annual Meetings.
United Phosphorous, Inc., Aquatics was a sponsor of the 2016 Annual Meeting.
Midwest Lake Management  was a sponsor of the 2016 Annual Meeting.
Esten Lumber Esten Lumber has partnered with Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission on numerous restoration projects. Esten Lumber was also a sponsor of the 2017 Annual Meeting.
Pennsylvania Lake Management Society The Pennsylvania Lake Management Society was a sponsor of the 2017 Annual Meeting.

 

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