Recognizing Oswego County is pleased to announce that the Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, has been selected as September’s Community Champion.
Each month Recognizing Oswego County uses this recognition effort as a platform for emphasizing the wonderful work that is happening in Oswego County to promote the health and wellness of children, families and adults.
The theme for September was outdoor awareness and appreciation.
The Oswego County Federation of Sportmen’s Clubs is an organization that is comprised of representatives from membership sportsmen’s clubs throughout Oswego County.
It represents 22 sportmen’s clubs with more than 4,500 members. It has been promoting, enhancing, protecting, enjoying, and educating about the outdoors since 1947.
Many people are not aware of the federation and what it does. This is not surprising. However, almost every person who fishes, hunts, traps, boats, canoes, cross-country skis, snowmobiles, and bird watches has benefited from the hard work and dedication of the federation and its members.
The federation works with the New York State Department of Conservation to help write, modify and adapt environmental laws and regulations which help protect the environment and its wildlife.
The federation passionately believes in educating youth about the environment. It financially supports annually the following youth educational events: Conservation Field Days Envirothon, Oswego County 4-H Shooting Sports, Youth Fly-fishing Program, JAKES day and NYS DEC Environmental Education Summer Camps.
In addition, it fund raises to help build handicap assessable fishing docks, hunting platforms and wildlife trails.
The federation and its member clubs host fishing derbies, 3D archery shoots and hunter education classes.
In her nominating letter, Linda Brosch, 4-H Team Coordinator for Cornell Cooperation of Oswego County, stated, “The Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs is dedicated to improving the hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, snowmobiling and all other outdoor recreation activities in Oswego County and New York State. Its members and member clubs are full of men, women and youth who are kind, generous and thoughtful. They do not hesitate to volunteer to help pass on the tradition of outdoor recreation and appreciation.”
Recognizing Oswego County is comprised of a cross section of Oswego County agencies and organizations who are working together to create healthier more positive communities.
Its vision is “Working together, sharing our expertise, experience and resources, to focus on community awareness for healthier and more positive communities in Oswego County.”
ROC meets the second Thursday of each month.
Information to learn how to get involved with the Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club is found on the organization’s website, www.oswegocountyfederation.com
For more information on Recognizing Oswego County, contact Abby Jenkins, coordinator of the Tobacco Free Network of Oswego at 315-343-2344, ext. 21.