Ducks Unlimited (DU) volunteer Donald Webster
was honored as Maryland Volunteer Conservationist of the Year on March 3, during DU’s annual state convention in Queenstown..
Each year the award is presented by the DU Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office to recognize and show appreciation for exceptional conservation and fundraising efforts on the part of a Maryland volunteer.
Webster was born and raised on Maryland’s eastern shore, where he still resides with his wife, Ann, and their two daughters, Kelly and Karey, in Dorchester County. He has always been an avid outdoorsman with a passion for Maryland’s heritage of hunting and fishing. Webster is a longtime DU member and a strong proponent of DU’s mission to conserve habitat for wintering and migrating birds in Maryland.
Since the inception of the Mid-Atlantic Field Office, DU has had a long and successful partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD DNR) restoring, protecting, and enhancing thousands of acres of wetland habitat across the state. Much of this success can be attributed to the dedication and support of Webster, waterfowl habitat manager for the MD DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service. Webster is a 19-year employee with the MD DNR and has strong relationships with the community and with conservation partners throughout the state.
“His involvement and key leadership on joint projects on the recent Fishing Bay Coastal Marsh Restoration, Deal Island, Fairmont, and LeCompte Wildlife Management Areas were integral in making them as beneficial as possible for the waterfowl resource,” said Jonas Davis, DU regional biologist. “He has always taken the opportunity to introduce and foster those relationships with DU biologists, resulting in more combined resources and better habitat projects put on the Maryland landscape.”
For more information, please contact the Mid-Atlantic Field Office at (410) 224-6620.
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