SAG Dana Payne Fund Award Recipient 2012:

The Snake Advisory Group steering committee is pleased to announce that Joseph Franke has been awarded $500 from the SAG Dana Payne Fund for his proposal “Alamogordo Rattlesnake Festival Development/Rattlesnake Festival Advisory Council.” Joseph is developing an advisory council to provide resources to bring about cultural change and create economic incentives and alternatives for communities to discontinue traditional roundups and convert them to festivals that promote reptile and environmental conservation.