Sam P. Daniel Received NatureWorks Wildlife Stewardship Award
Congratulations are in order for Sam P. Daniel, the 24th recipient of the NatureWorks Wildlife Stewardship Award.
24TH NATUREWORKS MONUMENT DEDICATED IN JENKS TULSA WORLD
NatureWorks will dedicate its 24th bronze monument, “Coyote Pups Singing Lessons,” to the City of Jenks.
This year’s monument will be dedicated in honor of Sam Daniel.
The dedication will take place at 4 p.m. on the west end of the Jenks Bridge at 9th and “A” Street. Local dignitaries, monument patron sponsors and the NatureWorks board members will be present.
As in the past, this monument is a gift to the community in honor of the recipient of the NatureWorks Wildlife Stewardship Award.
This year’s recipient, Sam Daniel, is a long time resident of Oklahoma whose has made significant wildlife conservation efforts which are many and varied.
Some of the notable organizations he has been involved with include former director and chair of the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center Foundation, Trustee of The Nature Conservancy, past president of NatureWorks, Inc. and supporter of several other non-profits such as Ducks Unlimited (Life Time Member), National Turkey Federation, National Audubon Society, Trout Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl and National Wildlife Federation.
He has partnered with the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s “Partners in Wildlife” program, where a perpetual wetland was built on property near Grand Lake.
These 24 monumental bronze sculptures decorating the Tulsa metro area are donated (at no cost to the community) in honor of those who promote the ethic of wildlife conservation in Oklahoma.
The monument, placed in Jenks, is a larger-than-life bronze entitled “Coyote Pups Singing Lessons.” It was on display at the 2014 NatureWorks Art Show and Sale on March 1 and 2, and was created by sculptor Paul Rhymer, a long time participate of the show.
NatureWorks is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and a primary benefactor to hundreds of local, regional and national wildlife conservation and education projects, having donated well over $1 million since its inception.