Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 2, #20

Ducks Unlimited volunteers
meet with congressional leaders

Ducks Unlimited is the only wetlands and waterfowl conservation organization that has a full-time voice in Washington, D.C., and last week, DU volunteers exercised that voice when they met with their representatives. Several DU volunteers, including Fran Rich of Massachusetts, Barbara Johnson of Illinois, Sam Smolik of Texas and Jim Talbert of Missouri, traveled to the nation's capital to educate policymakers on behalf of DU and promote wetlands conservation programs in their region and continentally. Read more

Members of Congress attend
DU chapter banquet in Federal City

Last week, more than 300 people, including members of Congress and DU's new Chief Executive Officer Dale Hall, joined DU's Federal City Chapter for its annual Capitol Hill Dinner and Auction, held in Washington, D.C. Read more
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DU volunteers and staff meet with members of Congress on Capitol Hill
L to R: DU volunteers Sam Smolik and Jim Talbert, Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond of Missouri and DU staff members Scott Sutherland and Dr. Scott Yaich take a moment to pose for a photo while discussing wetlands conservation issues on Capitol Hill. Read more

DU offers support to government agencies in wake of Gulf Coast oil spill

As oil continues to spill into the Gulf of Mexico, further threatening wetland ecosystems along the Gulf Coast, DU reminds volunteers, members and supporters of the region's importance to North America's waterfowl. Read more

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Conservation Editor: Dr. Scott Yaich
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