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Kustoff Recognized as Conservation Legislator of the Year

May 10, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman David Kustoff (TN-08), was honored as Tennessee’s Conservation Legislator of the Year by Tennessee Wildlife Foundation for his work to combat Asian carp in the Southeast. The Tennessee Wildlife Foundation is one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to the conservation of Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources.

“Tennessee is home to some of the best wildlife recreation, sporting, and tourism industries in the country. However, invasive Asian carp are becoming a major threat to these vital industries,” said Rep. Kustoff. “I would like to thank the Tennessee Wildlife Foundation for recognizing my work in Congress to combat Asian carp in the Southeast. I am honored by this recognition, and I will continue to be a fierce advocate for Tennessee’s great outdoors.”

"Congressman Kustoff has quickly cemented himself as a lawmaker who understands the tangible and intangible value of our state's great outdoors. And he's willing to act on it on behalf of Tennesseans," said Michael Butler, CEO of Tennessee Wildlife Federation. "The Congressman has quickly become one of the most vocal supporters of conservation funding, particularly when it comes to combating invasive Asian carp that are threatening our waterways."  

For more than 50 years, Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Achievement Awards have recognized the efforts of Tennesseans who make outstanding contributions to wildlife and natural resource conservation. These awards were first held in 1966 to honor individuals and organizations worthy of statewide recognition for their efforts during the previous year.