Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 2, #16

White House introduces Great
Outdoors Initiative for 21st century

A conference held last week at the White House probably would have left former President Teddy Roosevelt smiling. In Roosevelt's famous conservationist spirit, President Obama signed a presidential memorandum establishing the America's Great Outdoors Initiative to promote and support innovative community-level efforts to conserve outdoor spaces and to reconnect Americans to the outdoors. Read more

Virginia wildlife refuge to receive enhancement thanks to NAWCA

Ducks Unlimited soon will give the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (CNWR) a major facelift. DU was awarded a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to restore and enhance approximately 1,161 acres in the CNWR on the Delmarva Peninsula. Read more

Members of Congress join with DU
to learn more about national refuges

Last week, several staff members from DU's Governmental Affairs Office in Washington, D.C., attended a Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) briefing called "Building Support for the National Wildlife Refuge System." DU was a sponsor of the event, which focused on the importance of adequately funding the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS). Read more
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NAWCA makes its mark in Delaware

Great Cypress SwampDelaware is about to become a more popular place for waterfowl. Ducks Unlimited was recently awarded a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to restore approximately 343 acres in the largest block of contiguous forest on the Delmarva Peninsula, known as Delaware's Great Cypress Swamp. Read more

DU honors Minnesota state
senator for involvement, service

You know you've done well when the president of DU sends you a personal note of appreciation. That's just what Minnesota state Sen. Pat Pariseau received at a ceremony held by DU, honoring her for her leadership in founding the DU Capitol Chapter and her 19 years of service as the volunteer area chairwoman of the chapter. Read more
Minnesota State Senator Pat Pariseau receives her award from DU
DU Minnesota State Chair Lee Ness (left) and Minnesota Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau (far right) present Minnesota state Sen. Pat Pariseau with framed letters of congratulations from DU President John Pope and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

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