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California resident elected to Ducks Unlimited’s national board of directors

Al Montna elected to board

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – July 24, 2014 – Al Montna, of Yuba City, California, was elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.’s national board of directors during the organization’s annual convention held recently in St. Louis.

“The leadership of our board of directors ensures we are fulfilling our mission to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl,” said DU CEO Dale Hall. “Our board members are not paid for their work; rather they volunteer their time and resources because they feel so strongly about conservation. I welcome each new member and look forward to working with them in the years to come.”

Al has been involved with Ducks Unlimited since the 1960s as a hunter, and it is his strong belief in the connections between rice farming, the people it helps feed and the opportunity to improve habitat for waterfowl that solidified his connection to DU. As the chairman of Montna Farms in the Central Valley of California, he is also the co-chair of the USA Rice-DU Stewardship Partnership, which serves as a model of cooperation and communication between the two groups.

"You have to give back a lot more than you take to enjoy this glorious resource," said Al. "People have a choice, and I know DU puts its resources on the ground. This is one organization that has few peers."

Al additionally serves on DU's Conservation Programs Committee, and he and his wife, Gail, are DU Diamond Benefactor Sponsors and President's Council members.  

For a complete list of DU’s volunteer board of directors, please visit www.ducks.org.

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org. Connect with us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/DucksUnlimited, follow our tweets at twitter.com/DucksUnlimited and watch DU videos at youtube.com/DucksUnlimitedInc.

Media Contact:
Devin Blankenship
(916) 852-5311


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