TWRA announces ‘Conservation Raffle,’ grants for habitat protection

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation has put together 10 outdoor experience packages, and says an additional 100 prizes will be awarded in its 2021 Tennessee Conservation Raffle.

This year’s Conservation Raffle is highlighted by a $50,000 voucher that can be applied to a new vehicle from any Mid-South Ford dealership.

Other packages include an elk tag for the Tennessee Premier Elk Zone, a deer hunt on Presidents Island; a Tracker boat, a UTV, turkey hunting package; waterfowl hunting package, a $5,000 Academy + Sports Outdoor gift card, a precision long-range shooting package, a Tennessee Henry rifle, plus 100 winners will receive a knife. All 10 packages feature additional items and details of the prizes can be found at

A single ticket is $20, three tickets for $50, and 10 for $100 and are on sale now until midnight Aug. 15. There is no limit to the number of raffle tickets that can be purchased, and the more tickets purchased, the better opportunity you have of grabbing one of the packages. Raffle tickets may be purchased online directly at

Ten winning tickets will be drawn in order and those winners will be asked to prioritize their prize choices.

All of the funds from the raffle go to support wildlife conservation in Tennessee.

TWRF is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting habitat conservation, responsible land stewardship, and Tennessee’s hunting and fishing heritage for the benefit of TWRA and Tennessee’s outdoor enthusiasts.

Also, The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is announcing the availability of grant dollars to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and conservation groups with stream cleanup and planting projects during the 2021-22 fiscal year.

Five grants, at a maximum of $1,000 each, are available for each of TWRA’s four regional Aquatic Habitat Protection projects (a total of $5,000 per region).

The funds will be obligated as grants, so the grantee must have a nonprofit tax number.

The application deadline for the program is June 30.

The projects are to be completed, the money spent, and a report submitted by June 30, 2022.

Grant proposals should include the applicant organization’s name, tax ID number, address, phone, and name of a contact person authorized to enter into a contractual agreement on behalf of the organization.

The proposal should also include the name of the stream, county or counties involved, and the project area and description.

Contact TWRA’s Della Sawyers at 615-781-6577 or by email at with any questions.