Family Campers & RV members have always been concerned with protecting the environment and conserving natural resources. A history strong in conservation programs has earned FCRV the title of “Campers with a conscience.”
At the heart of the Family Campers Conservation effort is a program designed for local chapters to correct environmental problems in their own areas. Chapters can plan activities which are tailored to local needs while individual members who take part in these projects can earn recognition patches in nine categories. These categories include Highway & Park Beautification, Wildlife Conservation, Forestry, Water Conservation, Soil Conservation, Air Conservation, Recycling, Conservation Education and Construction/Restoration.
In addition, Family Campers’ program includes projects designed to build awareness for conservation among members, an annual poster contest encourages members of all ages to create conservation messages through artwork. Family Campers also sponsors an annual essay contest for youthful members in grades 5-12.
Family Campers has often rallied its membership on a regional or national basis to react to specific environmental threats. The organization’s effort in combating the spread of the gypsy moth is one example of such coordinated conservation action. For more information about the Family Campers’ Conservation program, contact your National Conservation Directors.
The National Conservation Board is made up of the following: National Conservation Director; Reporting Trustee, National Wildlife Director; and two members at large.