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DU joins Delaware senator in celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week

  • DE State Chairman Clif Bakhsh (right) took the opportunity to present Senator Coons of DE (left) with a DU hat and DEDU pin. Senator Coons has consistently been a regular at DU events in the state.
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In honor of National Wildlife Refuge Week, Ducks Unlimited recently joined U.S. Senator Chris Coons of Delaware at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge to celebrate the important role federal refuges play in conserving wildlife and expanding hunting access. Established in 1937, Bombay Hook now sees over 100,000 outdoor enthusiasts each year and is an important migratory and wintering stop for ducks and geese. During the visit, Senator Coons, along with DU staff and volunteers, toured the refuge to view conservation in action, including the 1,100 acres of waterfowl habitat that DU has helped the refuge protect. 

"Our refuges are national treasures that provide critical habitat for migratory waterfowl and countless other wildlife while giving sportsmen the opportunity to hunt and fish," said DU Great Lakes/Atlantic Governmental Affairs Representative Bernie Marczyk. "Senator Coons is a conservation leader in the Senate and should be praised for his recognition of our National Wildlife Refuge System."
Senator Coons' recently showed his support of the refuge system by introducing a resolution that designates October 9-15 as National Wildlife Refuge Week. The resolution, which aims to raise awareness about how critical refuges are to conserving wildlife, was adopted by the Senate on October 6. 

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