2015 Harry Hampton Fund Events!
Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund
         unds are obtained solely through private donations and special promotional projects, events and publications and are applied to very specific, yet far-reaching goals.
    Contributions are administered by a board of directors comprised of eleven South Carolinians committed to responsible natural resources management and education.  Although some of the funds are donated to special projects run by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, they, of course, are not used to replace any department programs already supported by appropriated money.
     Public education in the principles of wildlife and marine resources management and conservation is a major thrust of the fund’s purpose, a priority to meet the growing need for better-informed caretakers of our resources in this age of increased urbanization and technology.  Other educations goals include: to survey and acquire knowledge of fish and game in South Carolina; to hold property in common for educational purposes; to assist interested individuals, such as writers and students, who contribute to an understanding of wildlife and marine resources management; and to educate and train individuals in fish, wildlife and marine resources management and law enforcement.
To date, much has been accomplished...
(See a few of the worthy efforts of the
Harry Hampton Fund...)
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The Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation which
partners with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for the promotion of
education, research, management and the administration of game and fish laws, which
will benefit conservation of wildlife, marine and other natural resources in South Carolina.
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Ft. Mill Harry Hampton Banquet
Thursday, May 7, 2015
    A unique partnership of public and private groups is helping to change the face of Sassafras Mountain, South Carolina's highest point. The Sassafras Mountain Improvement Project officially got underway Monday, Sept. 17 on top of the 3,553-foot mountain in northern Pickens County.
    Ultimately, the project will include an observation tower to give visitors a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains of Georgia, North Carolina and even Tennessee. Other amenities will feature new trails and other public-use facilities such as restrooms.
    Partners in the Sassafras Mountain effort include the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Pickens County, Clemson University, The Conservation Fund, The Highpointers Club, Duke Energy, the Foothills Trail Conference, and the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund.
    The Harry Hampton Fund will receive the funds for the project, which present a unique opportunity for those interested in the project to contribute by purchasing a brick paver that will be placed on the mountain with the donor’s name engraved.
    To learn how you can contribute, click HERE or the Sassafras Mountain Observation Tower icon.
Hampton Fund A Partner In Sassafras Mountain Improvement Project
    The Harry Hampton Fund will receive the funds for the project, which present a unique opportunity for those interested in the project to contribute by purchasing a brick paver that will be placed on the mountain with the donor’s name engraved.
    To learn how you can contribute, click HERE or the Sassafras Mountain Observation Tower icon at right.
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    Artist and marine scientist Dr. Guy Harvey donated $125,000 to the Coastal Conservation Association of South Carolina and Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund during a visit to Columbia Thursday, October 17th, 2013. He gave another $101,700 to the S.C. Aquarium and Dolphinfish Research Program earlier in the month in Charleston. The S.C. Education Lottery started selling the $5 Guy Harvey tickets in July. Top prize is $100,000, but players also can win a fishing trip with Harvey in Grand Cayman Island.
    S.C. Education Lottery director Paula Harper Bethea called Harvey’s reinvestment of the money in the state “an act of generosity that goes above and beyond.” “It’s a fantastic way to collaborate in these lean economic times when other sources of funds are not available,” Dr. Harvey said.
    The Hampton Wildlife Fund received $50,000 for education: projects two new scholarships plus funding for marine science graduate students to further their research. Other projects administered by SCDNR include billfish satellite tag data analysis and the Carolina Coastal Discovery Education Program.
    The Hampton Wildlife Fund is grateful the Dr. Harvey and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation for this generous contribution to the natural resources of South Carolina.

Click here for WLTX Columbia news video http://www.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=253271
Guy Harvey Donates $50,000
to
Hampton Wildlife Fund!