Introduced Version





HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Laughery Valley Fish and Game on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its founding.



Bischoff




    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on








Introduced

First Regular Session of the 115th General Assembly (2007)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Laughery Valley Fish and Game on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its founding.

    Whereas, Laughery Valley Fish and Game is a nonprofit organization located near Friendship, Indiana;

    Whereas, The goal of Laughery Valley Fish and Game is to "develop 52 acres of land into a multipurpose outdoor educational facility to promote conservation and the wise use of our natural resources";

    Whereas, Laughery Valley Fish and Game offers several conservation and hunting programs, including hunter education, shooting sports instruction, and wildlife management and wildlife and natural resource management projects and numerous free educational programs concerning our natural resources;

    Whereas, Laughery Valley Fish and Game was originally established in 1949 but faded from the scene shortly thereafter, leaving a small treasury in the Friendship Bank;

    Whereas, During the harsh winters of the mid 1970s, a small group of sportsmen came together in an attempt to regenerate small game that had been decimated by three harsh winters;

    Whereas, Friendship Bank offered the group the dowery left by the original Laughery Valley Fish and Game if the new group took the same name;



    Whereas, Throughout the years Laughery Valley Fish and Game has been involved in many conservation and wildlife programs, one of its most successful being the reintroduction of wild turkeys into southeastern Indiana;

    Whereas, The natural resources of our state are among its greatest treasures; and

    Whereas, Through the years Laughery Valley Fish and Game has provided educational programs that will help us all conserve and use these natural resources wisely: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly recognizes Laughery Valley Fish and Game on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its creation and encourages the organization to continue to educate the citizens of Indiana about conservation and the wise use of natural resources.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Laughery Valley Fish and Game.