Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 2, #35

EPA denies petition for lead ban in ammunition

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency rejected a petition submitted earlier this month aiming to ban the use of lead in lead bullets, shot and fishing sinkers, due to the impact lead has on wildlife. Read more

Congressman Thompson at the Napa Sonoma celebration in CaliforniaCongressman Thompson, DU celebrate
historic restoration project in California

Congressman Mike Thompson of California's 1st Congressional District joined more than 100 California conservation and political officials last week to celebrate a milestone in U.S. habitat restoration. Read more

DU staff member attends Nashville AGO session, CEO encourages DU supporters to speak up for Prairie Pothole Region

Tony Dolle, director of communications at DU's National Headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., recently attended a listening session in Nashville, Tenn., for the America's Great Outdoors Initiative, which promotes and supports innovative, community-level efforts to conserve outdoor spaces and reconnect Americans to the outdoors. Read more

DU, partners complete North Carolina wetlands project

Ducks Unlimited and partners recently completed wetlands restoration work in east-central North Carolina, funded in part by a North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant. Partners including Ducks Unlimited, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund and Neuse River Investments LLC provided $2,221,807 in funding to complement the $999,000 NAWCA grant. Read more

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