To celebrate DU's 100,000th acre conserved in Wisconsin
, supporters of wetland conservation
gathered last June at the 600-acre Meadow Valley Flowage wetland-enhancement project in Juneau County. Among those assembled were DU Major Sponsors and volunteers, project partners, and federal representatives. In addition to the 30 Major Sponsors and their families listed on the plaque, project partners included the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the North American Wetlands Conservation Council, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Stan Plis Sportsman's League.
"The Meadow Valley project is a wonderful example of how conservation gets done in Wisconsin," said Congressman Ron Kind, who attended the dedication
. "It's a partnership between public and private interests. Ducks Unlimited has used that same formula again and again in Wisconsin, and that's why we're able to recognize 100,000 acres today."