2008 President's Top 100 Grassroots Income Chapters

The President's Top 100 are among Ducks Unlimited's elite chapters throughout the nation. Every year, this list is reserved for the 100 chapters that raise the most grassroots dollars for DU's habitat conservation work.

"DU volunteers have historically gone above and beyond and these chapters exemplify our grassroots system," said Bruce Lewis, president of Ducks Unlimited. "Volunteers within these chapters are this organization's foundation and their passion for conservation is what fuels their hard work."

To become a President's Top 100 chapter, a chapter must raise at least $53,000 of grassroots contributions within one year. The chapters listed in bold print raised over $100,000 in grassroots income for 2008.

"These chapters are showing that the future of waterfowl populations and wetlands that filter our drinking water are important to them and their communities," Lewis said. "The more money we raise, the more habitat we can conserve and the closer we are to preserving our waterfowl hunting heritage. I would like to personally thank all our top 100 chapters for their achievement and look forward to seeing them among our elite chapters next year."

President's Top 100 Chapters for 2008

Anchorage Spring BBQ, Alaska Birmingham - Downtown, Ala.
Benton County, Ark. Union County, Ark.
Antelope Valley, Calif. Milpitas, Calif.
Oroville, Calif. Placerville, Calif.
San Jose, Calif. Yuba-Sutter, Calif.
Weld County, Colo. Federal City, Washington, D.C.
Appoquinimink, Del. Brandywine, Del.
Central Delaware (Milford) Eastern Sussex, Del.
Hunters DU (Felton), Del. Kent County, Del.
New Castle County, Del. Eustis-Mt. Dora, Fla.
Tampa Bay 100, Fla. Atlanta, Ga.
Chip Allen (Atlanta), Ga. Columbus, Ga.
Okefenokee, Ga. Rome, Ga.
Jones County, Iowa North East Iowa (Waterloo)
Webster County DU, Iowa Winnebago & Hancock, Iowa
Jacksonville, Ill. Manito, Ill.
North East Illinois (Antioch) South Johnson County, Kan.
Topeka Area, Kan. Lake Cumberland, Ky.
DU of Terrebonne, La. Lafayette Area, La.
Lincoln Parish, La. New Orleans, La.
St. Bernard, La. West Bank, La.
Atlantic Frontier (Fall River), Mass. Central Maryland (Towson)
St. Mary's County, Md. Greater Grand Rapids, Mich.
Greater Kalamazoo Co., Mich. Monroe Chapter, Mich.
North Oakland, Mich. Garrison, Minn.
Marsh Lake, Minn. St. Croix Valley, Minn.
Billings, Mont. Gallatin-Madison (Bozeman), Mont.
Helena, Mont. Clinton, N.C.
Harnett County, N.C. Raleigh, N.C.
Bismarck, N.D. Jamestown, N.D.
Burt/Washington Co., Neb. Hall County, Neb.
Hastings Area, Neb. Northeast Nebraska (South Sioux City)
Sparks, Nev. Eastern Suffolk, N.Y.
New York City, N.Y. North Westchester Putnam, N.Y.
Geauga County, Ohio Forbes Trail, Pa.
East of the Cooper (Mt. Pleasant), S.C. Grand Strand, S.C.
Hemingway, S.C. Lexington, S.C.
North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Southern Berkley, S.C.
Big Thicket (Cleveland), Texas Brazos Valley, Texas
Corpus Christi, Texas El Paso, Texas
Frisco, Texas Ft. Worth, Texas
Galveston, Texas Houston, Texas
Lee County, Texas McKinney, Texas
Mexia, Texas Navasota, Texas
Rice Belt (El Campo), Texas Rockport/Fulton, Texas
San Antonio, Texas Texoma, Texas
Fredericksburg, Va. Richmond, Va.
Longview, Wash. Seattle, Wash.
Vancouver, Wash. Madison Area, Wis.
Casper, Wyo. Gillette, Wyo.