Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 1, #21

Ducks Unlimited first vice
president talks coastal restoration
with senior administration official

John Newman, first vice president for Ducks Unlimited, attended a listening session with one of President Obama's top environmental policy advisers, Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, to discuss the importance of restoring the Gulf Coast to Louisiana and the rest of the nation. Read more

House approves
wetlands enhancement bill

WetlandThe bill to enhance the already successful North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) is halfway to becoming law as the House of Representatives unanimously approved the measure, sending it on to the Senate. The bill would increase the availability of funds to match federal grants to restore habitat in Canada. Read more

Ducks Unlimited continues
targeting wetland invasive species

Ducks Unlimited recently received funding to assist in the fight against invasive plant species, which threaten the health of the Great Lakes. Late last week, the Senate approved $155,000 for invasive weed removal based on a request submitted by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) earlier this year. Read more
Invasive species, phragmites

Clean water takes center stage

Protecting wetlands and clean water stole the spotlight at a recent House of Representatives committee hearing, as the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee conducted an investigation into the state of the Clean Water Act in the United States, nearly 40 years after it was passed.
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