Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 2, #18

Another Minnesota lake
benefits from DU enhancement

The conditions of yet another Minnesota lake are improving thanks to Ducks Unlimited. DU has begun work enhancing Jennie Lake in Douglas County, Minn. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency declared Jennie Lake endangered in 2008 because of exceedingly high nutrient levels. Read more

NAWCA enables DU, Nebraska landowners to team up for critical habitat conservation

Ducks Unlimited is using innovation to help Nebraska landowners while providing waterfowl habitat in the state's Rainwater Basin. A new $1 million grant from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) will allow DU to use some of these techniques, as well as enhance public lands to increase recreation and tourism opportunities in the area. Read more
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Members of Congress on hand as
DU receives grant to restore Great Lakes

DU's work in the Great Lakes region continues to make history. DU recently received one of the first-ever Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants through the Sustain Our Lakes program. DU and its partners will use the $783,823 grant to restore coastal streams and marshes in northern Michigan.
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DU Great Lakes staff, Sen. Debbie Stabenow celebrate the first Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants
Celebrating the first Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants: (L-R) Sen. Debbie Stabenow; Russ Terry, manager of conservation programs for DU's Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office (GLARO); Dr. Robert Hoffman, director of GLARO; Gildo Tori, director of public policy for GLARO; Rep. Vernon Ehlers and Todd Hogrefe of the National Fish and Wildlife Federation (NFWF). Photo courtesy NFWF. Read more

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