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DU Biologist Kenny Williams Honored by US Fish and Wildlife Service

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Charleston, S.C. May 8, 2006 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) honored Ducks Unlimited Regional Biologist Kenny Williams with the Southeast Regional Director’s Conservation and Humanitarian Award. The USFWS presented this award to Kenny, recognizing his outstanding contributions to wildlife and natural resource conservation in 2005.  Kenny recently retired from DU but still works part-time as a regional biologist.

 

The USFWS press release stated: “Kenny Williams is an expert in coastal wetland management and restoration in the Southeast. Williams works with Ducks Unlimited’s conservation programs as a regional biologist based in their South Atlantic Field Office.  He has played a major role in the success of Ducks Unlimited’s Low-country Initiative, a conservation easement program protecting more than 67,000 acres of important coastal habitats in South Carolina.  Prior to Ducks Unlimited, Williams managed Kinloch Plantation, a historic rice plantation located in the heart of the Santee River Delta near Georgetown, South Carolina.  At Kinloch Plantation, he was responsible for the management of almost 6,000 acres of coastal habitat that included more than 3,000 acres of the most productive and well-managed brackish tidal wetlands in the United States.”

 

Congratulations Kenny, your accomplishments greatly benefit North America’s waterfowl.





 

Photo – USFWS Southeast Region, Regional Director Sam D. Hamilton and Kenny Williams. (right)

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