Greenwings are youth members of Ducks Unlimited. There is no age minimum, but the $15 annual Greenwing membership only goes through age 17, with the adult membership level ($35 annually) begins at age 18.
Greenwing membership benefits include:
A DU membership card
Greenwing window decal
4 issues of the Puddler
interactive online magazine and printed editions of the Puddler
(age 11 and younger)
Legacy Greenwing Program
For a one time contribution of $200, the Legacy Greenwing membership covers a youth's Greenwing membership through age 17, then his or her adult membership through age 21. Each Legacy Greenwing receives a specially designed Legacy Greenwing lapel pin, plus all of the above listed Greenwing membership benefits according to age group.
In addition, all of the monies raised through the Legacy Greenwing program in Arkansas are earmarked for an Arkansas Legacy Greenwing project on the prairie breeding grounds of Canada. Each youth's name is cast onto a bronze plaque erected on the site of the project. Photographs of the plaque and project are provided to the youth when the project dedication is held.
The cairn located at Arkansas' second Legacy Greenwing Marsh in Saskatchewan, Canada, dedicated to long time DU volunteer Barry Wood of Trumann, Arkansas.
Arkansas' seventh Legacy Greenwing project, the Elash FWDF Project located near Homefield, Saskatchewan, is a 150 acre project consisting of 110 acres of grassland, 40 acres of wetlands and 10 acres of native parkland. The project is located in one of the most productive waterfowl areas of North America. For a complete project description and Legacy Greenwing application, click here
Arkansas Greenwing Conservation Camp
In addition to nation wide youth membership programs from Ducks Unlimited, Arkansas Ducks Unlimited offers a unique conservation camp to teens age 15 to 17 each year. The camp is the only program of its kind in the United States and is open to a maximum of 18 teens from Arkansas. Teens are nominated by Ducks Unlimited volunteers through each of the 13 volunteer districts in the state to attend the four day camp. The camp is held at no cost to the teen in early February at Five Oaks Duck Lodge in Humphrey, Arkansas. For a great overview of the activities at the camp, click the "Talkin' Outdoors at the the Corner Cafe" video link below.
To learn more about Greenwing memberships, Legacy Greenwing memberships and projects, Greenwing events in your area, or how to nominate a teen for the Greenwing Conservation Camp, contact Keith Futrell, State Greenwing Chairman, at (870) 926-8446 or Keith.Futrell@Suddenlink.net
or Arkansas Ducks Unlimited Regional Directors Bob Butler (501) 847-3888 or Tye Anderson (479) 280-1700.