Mark Low of Susanville, California
Bronze Sponsor Mark Low is a familiar face at Ducks Unlimited dinners and events throughout California. The hours he has logged as a volunteer would qualify as a second full-time job, but his passion and commitment to the cause of wetlands conservation never wanes. Its roots run deep.
"As a youngster wearing a Boy Scout uniform with that first merit badge, I was taught by my father to respect the land and the game—and to always leave things better than I found them," Mark says. "Although I never had the opportunity to discuss conservation with my grandfather, I'm sure those same values were passed down from his father. And I am positive that my children, even though they don't know it yet, will pass those values to their children."
At the heart of those values is a firm belief in personal responsibility.
"It is the responsibility of each generation to protect, care for, and cultivate the resources that God has entrusted us with," Mark says. "The natural places, the wetlands, and marshes that we respect so much must be left better than we found them. Leaders from the preceding generations have done this for us, and we are striving to do the same thing for our children. We must have faith that future leaders will emerge with the same love, respect, and foresight, and they will do their part to protect our resources for the next generation."