Sixteen Texas DU chapters make Top 100

Texas DU volunteers leading the conservation mission

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – March 1, 2010 – The President's Top 100 are among Ducks Unlimited's elite chapters in the nation. Every year, the list is reserved for the 100 chapters that raise the most grassroots dollars for DU's habitat conservation work. Sixteen Texas DU chapters have made the list, and Texas DU volunteers are leading the charge for wetlands conservation.

"The Texas staff and volunteers are a strong group who are focused on conserving their waterfowl-hunting heritage," said David Schuessler, director of fundraising and volunteer recruitment for Texas DU. "The chapters are competitive and they have a good time putting on great events."

The 16 Texas chapters earned a spot on the President's Top 100 list out of more than 3,500 DU chapters nationwide. DU's grassroots system has become a model for other conservation organizations worldwide and has funded a portion of the more than 12 million acres DU has conserved since 1937.

Texas DU Chapters in President's Top 100

Mexia

Houston

Matagorda

Galveston

Sabine

Rockport/Fulton

San Antonio

Corpus Christi
Texoma

Ellis County

Arlington

Big Thicket

McKinney

Winnie/Stowell

Wimberley

Lee County

"I really feel that our volunteers in Texas understand the issues waterfowl populations are facing and how raising money for DU's work continentally benefits everyone, including Texas," explained Schuessler. "I'm proud of these chapters and the men and women who work hard to organize these events."

Ducks Unlimited is a unique organization because it relies on the generosity and passion of its volunteers to accomplish its goals. Striving for success, the Top 100 chapter volunteers, like all DU volunteers, never fail to answer the call.

Ducks Unlimited is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.

Chris Jennings
cjennings@ducks.org
901.758.3732