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For Immediate Release
Media contact: Andrew Walker, Foundation President & CEO, 941 809-7805 or [email protected]
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John Pope Joins FWFF Board of Directors

The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida (FWFF) has announced the appointment of John Pope to its Board of Directors. The newest member of the Board, Pope works as a financial advisor with Retirement Strategies, Inc. and resides in Jacksonville Florida with his wife Jane. They have three adult children.

Pope, a long time member of Ducks Unlimited (DU) since 1983, served as their 40th president, elected in 2009. As president, Pope continued DU’s progress with its continental campaign, Wetlands for Tomorrow, and bolstered their efforts to Rescue the Duck Factory by conserving waterfowl breeding habitat on the prairies.

John has a lifelong appreciation of nature. He credits his love for the great Florida outdoors to the days spent fishing and boating on the spring-fed waters of Crystal River and the nearby Gulf flats where his family spent their summer vacations and weekends.

“John Pope joining our Board of Directors is a huge win for us and Florida,” said Rodney Barreto, Chairman of the FWFF. “John’s knowledge and experience with the DU organization, married with his passion for conservation and his financial expertise, will serve FWFF and Florida well in the future.”

About the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida

The FWFF is a 501c3 nonprofit started in 1994 as the citizen support group for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Its mission is to partner with FWC to ensure the conservation and enhancement of Florida’s fish and wildlife resources, so they survive and thrive for current and future generations of Florida residents and visitors. Florida is like no other place on earth; working together we can keep it that way.

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