For the next several weeks, both the U.S. House and Senate chambers will be in recess. During this time, many elected officials will return to their respective states and districts to meet with their constituents to discuss current events and issues.
August recess is a great opportunity to reach out to your members of Congress and ask them to support the ducks by supporting conservation programs in FY 2012. Currently, many key conservation programs are facing significant budget cuts. The House Appropriations Subcommittee has proposed that NAWCA's FY 2012 funding be allocated only $20 million, which represents a $17.5 million reduction from its current funding level and a 58 percent reduction from the FY 2010 funding level.
The best way to ensure these programs are properly funded in the future is to make your voice heard by your senators and representatives. Whether it is through attending a town hall meeting, requesting an office meeting or making a phone call, DU encourages you to tell your elected officials you support conservation programs that protect waterfowl and that you would like them to, as well.
Make Your Voice Heard! Take Action Today!
Ducks Unlimited encourages you to speak up for waterfowl by urging your members of Congress to support the following issues:
North American Wetlands Conservation Act:
Since its inception, this program has conserved more than 26 million acres of waterfowl habitat. Lend your support
for NAWCA funding in the 2012 budget.
Gulf Coast Restoration:
The Gulf Coast provides wintering and migration habitat for millions ducks and geese. If we do not conserve these crucial areas now, the Gulf's rich waterfowling tradition could be lost forever. Ask Congress to Direct Oil Spill Fines Back to Gulf Coast Restoration
Conservation Tax Incentives:
These incentives help conserve your land for future generations—and get help on your taxes—ask members of the House
to support Conservation Tax Incentives today!