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Ducks Unlimited honors Minnesota staff member, volunteer leader

Terry Kostinec of Carlos named regional director of the year
  • DU Regional Director Terry Kostinec (left) receives his 2012-13 Regional Director of the Year award from Director of Fundraising and Volunteer Relations Bret Plasters.
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MINNEAPOLIS – Aug. 23, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited recently awarded Regional Director Terry Kostinec a 2012-13 Regional Director of the Year award for his outstanding efforts as a staff member in Region 3, an area that encompasses Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

“It is an honor being recognized by DU’s staff as Region 3 regional director of the year,” Kostinec said. “Much of the satisfaction from this job comes from working with dedicated and passionate volunteers to make a difference on the landscape.”

Kostinec, a resident of Carlos, covers central Minnesota and works with volunteer committees in this area hosting fundraising events for the 76-year-old wetlands conservation organization. The events in Kostinec’s region raised more than $780,000 for DU’s conservation mission during the fiscal year ending June 30.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Ducks Unlimited, coordinating more than 4,000 local fundraising events that generate more than 400,000 memberships and more than $50 million annually.

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org. Connect with us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/DucksUnlimited, follow our tweets at twitter.com/DucksUnlimited and watch DU videos at youtube.com/DucksUnlimitedInc.

Media Contact:
Will Johnson
(901) 758-3809


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