Phillips 66 Gulf Coast Initiative support

Phillips 66 continues their tremendous support of DU’s conservation work through their most recent gift of $400,000 to the Gulf Coast Initiative.

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Photo © Jerry Holden, Jr.

Phillips 66 continues their tremendous support of DU’s conservation work through their most recent gift of $400,000 to the Gulf Coast Initiative. Funding supported the installation of a relift pump on the greenwing impoundment at Justin Hurst Wildlife Management Area in Texas, the completion of the Richard Lipsey Creole Marsh project in southwest Louisiana, and a recently completed project on Rockefeller Refuge in southwest Louisiana.

“Phillips 66 is truly committed to corporate responsibility,” DU Director of Development Matt Bunn said. “They have supported our restoration efforts in Texas for several years, providing important habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife and outdoor recreational opportunities for their employees and millions of others who visit these areas.”

The Gulf Coast wetlands of Texas and Louisiana comprise the continent’s most significant waterfowl wintering grounds and are a level one priority for Ducks Unlimited’s wetland conservation work. Through their support of the Gulf Coast Initiative , Phillips 66 is helping DU ensure that up to 15 million waterfowl will find a place to stay each winter.

“At Phillips 66, we understand the same coastal wetlands millions of migratory birds depend on each year provide protection for the energy industry’s infrastructure, produce much of the nation’s seafood and give people from all over the opportunity to enjoy some time outdoors with their families and friends,” Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagement Claudia Kreisle said.