Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 2, #23

DU authors letter calling for
increased oil spill recovery funding

Ducks Unlimited and more than 20 other American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP) organizations—all representing millions of sportsmen, conservationists, wildlife scientists and others with a vital interest in Gulf Coast wetlands and fish and wildlife conservation—recently signed a letter addressed to House Appropriations Chairman Rep. David Obey and Ranking Member Rep. Jerry Lewis, offering support for the amendment to add $85 million in supplemental funding for oil spill recovery efforts. Read more
Oil-choked wetland in coastal Louisiana

DU receives more than $10 million from California conservation agencies

Thanks to the support of two California conservation grants agencies and numerous partners, Ducks Unlimited can mark May 27, 2010, as one of the largest single-day fundraising successes in its 73-year history, with a total of $10.2 million in funds awarded for conservation efforts in California. Read more
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DU to hold Gulf Coast oil spill briefing for Capitol Hill staff, members of Congress

On Friday morning, June 11, Ducks Unlimited will provide an opportunity for congressional staff and members of Congress to learn more about the Gulf oil spill and its potential impacts on waterfowl. DU's lead scientist for the Gulf Coast, Dr. Tom Moorman, and south Louisiana fishing and hunting guide, Captain Ryan Lambert, will brief Capitol Hill staff on, "The Future of a Sportsman's Paradise Post Gulf Coast Oil Spill." Read more

Great Lakes policy efforts result in more than half a million dollars in conservation grants

For the past six years, DU's Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office (GLARO) has been heavily engaged in the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration, a cooperative effort to guide Great Lakes strategy. Now, the hard work is paying off in a big way for wetlands conservation, as DU recently received approximately $680,000 in grants for future projects in the Great Lakes region. Read more

North Carolina attorney general allocates grant funding for DU restoration project

Ducks Unlimited recently received a $375,000 grant from the North Carolina attorney general's office through the Environmental Enhancement Grant Program (EEGP). The grant will go toward an acquisition along the Cape Fear River for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Read more

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