Gov. Nikki Haley proclaimed Jan. 29, 2012, as Ducks Unlimited 75th Anniversary
Day throughout the Palmetto State. She encouraged all South Carolinians to recognize and honor the organization for its outstanding leadership and significant achievement in restoring vital habitats in South Carolina and throughout North America, and for its work as a visionary pioneer in the world of conservation.
DU has been an effective project leader in preserving and restoring more than 158,000 acres of South Carolina wetland habitats
, including those within the Santee and ACE Basin national wildlife refuges; Broad River, Bear Island, Donnelly and Fants Grove wildlife management areas; and extensive work within South Carolina's Lowcountry using science-based policy and sound conservation practices to ensure these habitats will endure for generations to come.
DU has been an integral part of wetlands conservation efforts in South Carolina, unsurpassed in the number and quality of projects undertaken throughout the state that have had a strong, positive effect on the environment and waterfowl and wildlife populations. DU also has a strong volunteer base in the state, with more than 14,700 members who are active conservationists, sportsmen and women and outdoor enthusiasts.
View Gov. Haley's proclamation