Sen. Thune meets with South Dakota volunteers

Capitol Hill meeting focused on conservation issues

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From L, Michael Findlay, volunteers David Paul, Bill Marketon, Sen. Thune, SD Chair Harold Bickner, volunteer Mikk Anderson, Carmen Miller

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dec. 6, 2017 – Hartford resident Bill Marketon and Kimball resident Harold Bickner met with Sen. John Thune this week in Washington, D.C. on behalf of Ducks Unlimited. The meeting focused on local and federal conservation issues, affecting South Dakota. Volunteers also met with Sen. Mike Rounds and Rep. Kristi Noem.

Each year Ducks Unlimited volunteers meet in Washington to ask for federal support for key conservation programs. This year, meetings were focused on the North American Wetlands Conservation Act and conservation provisions in the upcoming Farm Bill.

More than 45 Ducks Unlimited volunteers from 26 states came to Washington for the annual meeting. Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's disappearing waterfowl habitats. Since 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14 million acres of land and has more than a million supporters across the continent.

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14 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.


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