DU announces 2010 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards

Outstanding contributions to wetlands and waterfowl conservation recognized

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – March 26, 2010 – Ducks Unlimited announced the winners of the 2010 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards at the 75th-annual North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Milwaukee, Wis., on Friday, March 26.

DU's Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards are presented in six categories and recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the restoration and conservation of North America's wetlands and waterfowl. Dr. Alan Wentz, DU's senior group manager for conservation and marketing, presented the awards. This year's winners are:

Category Winner
Federal Representative Senator John Thune
Federal Agency Seth Mott
State/Provincial Award Thomas M. Hauge
Research/Technical Dr. Gary Krapu
Conservation/Private Citizen Dr. Charles M. Nelson
Communications Bob Marshall

2010 Wetland Conservation Achievement Award winners and presenters
The winners of Ducks Unlimited's 2010 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards. From left: DU Senior Group Manager for Conservation and Marketing, Dr. Alan Wentz (presenter); Dr. Gary Krapu; Tom Hauge; Seth Mott; Dr. Chuck Nelson and DU Canada CEO Jeff Nelson (presenter). Winners not picture: Sen. John Thune and Bob Marshall. (photo courtesy: Dave Sharp, USFWS)

"Each award winner has contributed significantly to the conservation of North America's waterfowl habitat," said Wentz at the awards presentation. "DU is honored to recognize their work and hopes their personal achievements inspire others to follow suit."

For more information on the recipients of DU's Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards, go to www.ducks.org/2010WetlandAwards.

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 nearly 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.

Lauren Oxner