HOWARD LAKE, Minn., June 10, 2005 – Ken Durdahl is on a mission. He believes life is a joy and has a long list of things he plans to do before he dies. One of the most important things is to make sure the habitat work Ducks Unlimited does in the Great Plains continues.
|Ken Durdahl Joins Ducks Unlimited’s Board of Directors |
Durdahl joined the Ducks Unlimited Board of Directors after being elected at the May convention. In his new role as senior vice president for the eight states in the Great Plains
region, he wants new volunteers while making sure his region keeps the volunteers they have in those states.
His region raises more than $9 million to support DU’s conservation programs.
An avid duck hunter for more than 40 years, Durdahl lives in Howard Lake with his wife of 34 years, Bonnie. He served as state chair for Minnesota and regional vice president for the Dakotas and Minnesota.
“Ken Durdahl is a super volunteer,” said Bill Allen, Minnesota’s major donor chairman and retired DU regional director for Southeast Minnesota. “I got him to join DU back in 1981 when I was organizing a chapter in Howard Lake.
“Ken really cares about the ducks and doing things for DU,” Allen said. “Kenny has been a dandy. He’ll make us a wonderful senior vice president. He’s such a special person.”
Durdahl has been an active volunteer for Ducks Unlimited throughout the years. He received two awards for his volunteer service to DU in Minnesota. He is a charter member of the Crow River chapter which was in the Top 100 chapters for 2004.
Since 1970, he’s also volunteered as a firearm safety instructor teaching hunter safety to children throughout his area.
With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest and most effective wetland and waterfowl conservation organization. The United States alone has lost more than half of its original wetlands − nature’s most productive ecosystem − and continues to lose more than 100,000 wetland acres each year.