570-245-8518 7 East Water St. Lock Haven, PA 17745

Pay It Forward

Hi, my name is Ashley Bender and I am a Conservation Ambassador and want to Pay It Forward to the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders!


Goal Update:  $610 raised !


This summer, I got the chance to attend the Wildlife Leadership Academy – Gobblers Field School. At the Field School, we learned an abundance of information, while doing it hands-on. I would have to say my favorite part of the Academy was dissecting the turkey! It was so cool. I learned that communication is a must with leadership.

This Academy was the best thing that’s happened to me! I want to Pay It Forward because I received an academic scholarship to attend the Academy. Also, I feel that anyone who is interested should be able to attend without the worry of the cost.

Protecting the environment is very important and participating in the Pay It Forward program will teach future generations about conservation efforts. WLA is a great program to be apart of and if I can help with that I will do as much as I can.

Thank you for helping me in Paying it Forward!  ~ Ashley

Below is my team from field school!

Will you help me PAY IT FORWARD? Give today!

“I never lose. I either win or learn.” -Unknown

The Wildlife Leadership Academy is a cooperative initiative of various state agencies and conservation organizations. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible. You will be supporting a worthy cause who’s mission it is to engage and empower the youth of our communities to ensure sustained wildlife, fisheries, and natural resources for years to come.