About MWFP Foundation
In 2003, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) established a foundation to assist in protecting and preserving our wildlife heritage.
The mission of the Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks Foundation is to augment the state’s efforts to ensure the conservation and enhancement of our fish and wildlife resources so they survive and thrive for current and future generations. The Foundation is the only outdoor organization that directly supports the MDWFP, which has the primary responsibility for hunting, fishing, shooting sports and conservation in the state.
Through the Foundation’s financial support, various wildlife and educational projects associated with the MDWFP are made possible. We also help fund many additional programs not directly associated with the MDWFP whose goal is to preserve and protect the natural resources of the state.
From the hills in the northeast to the fertile alluvial soil in the Delta, and down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast – the Magnolia State offers residents and our guests endless outdoor opportunities. Whether you enjoy hunting, fishing, boating, bird watching or just being outdoors, there is something for everyone.
Don Brazil, CEO, MWFP Foundation
Don Brazil, a certified wildlife biologist, registered forester and real estate manages the day-to-day affairs of the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
A native of Amory, he is the former Deputy Director for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission from 2010 to 2011, and previously served as the Deputy Administrator and Assistant Wildlife Bureau Director within the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks for over 15 years.
Don is also President of Brazil and Associates, LLC which specializes in the discovery and evaluation of timber, agricultural, and recreational properties for private investors and recreational clients. He is a real estate agent for Rice Realty Group, LLC in Vicksburg.
Don lives in Madison and has four children – Cole, Kathryn, Boone, and Brooks.
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