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New Top Duck Named in Wisconsin
Ron Babros takes over as state chairman
Eau Claire, WI – Feb. 01, 2006 – During the 2006 Wisconsin State Convention, former State Chairman, Tim Morgan passed the Ducks Unlimited (DU) gavel to Ron Babros. During Morgan’s two-year reign, fundraising efforts assisted in protecting, restoring and enhancing 3,652 acres of wetland and upland acres across Wisconsin. DU invested a total of $1.3 million in conservation efforts during 2004 and 2005.
Although much was accomplished under Morgan’s leadership, those who know Babros have no doubt he’ll step into Tim Morgan’s big shoes and lead Wisconsin DU proudly into the future. Babros’ ‘can do’ attitude and good old-fashioned horse sense, along with an eye for detail have allowed him to distinguish himself as a master fundraiser. His ability to assess a situation and determine a course of action, along with his acceptance of change and willingness to embrace new ideas will benefit all of Wisconsin DU and our wetland and waterfowl resources.
Babros’ volunteer resume is a veritable laundry list of wetland and waterfowl philanthropic accomplishments. He has been an active DU volunteer for the past 20 years and the Two Lakes Area Chairman for the past six. He has served Wisconsin DU as a Zone Chair and currently serves as cochairman of the Volunteer Recruitment Committee. Ron has also been in charge of apparel at the DU Great Outdoors Festival for the past six years. You name a position with Wisconsin DU and chances are Babros has done it. That being said, he has always been ready for the next challenge. For the next two years he’ll tackle his biggest challenge yet, the role of Wisconsin DU’s top duck, Wisconsin State Chairman. Ducks Unlimited is fortunate to have people like Ron as volunteers. Look for great things to come under his leadership!
With more than one million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest wetland and waterfowl conservation organization. Since its founding in 1937, DU has conserved nearly 11 million acres of critical wildlife habitat across North America. Wetlands are nature’s most productive ecosystems, but the United States has lost more than half of its original wetlands and continues to lose more than 80,000 wetland acres every year.