Ducks Unlimited names Wyoming’s volunteer of the year

CASPER, Wyo. – Feb. 1, 2012 – Ducks Unlimited recognized Brian Balfour of Casper for his outstanding contributions to the organization in Wyoming. Balfour has been volunteering his time to the Casper and Powder River DU chapters for 20 years and recently joined the Wyoming DU Special Waterfowl Action Team (SWAT) that helps chapters around the state when they are shorthanded.
“Brian is a model volunteer,” said Robert Hathaway, DU regional director for Wyoming. “He is very good at troubleshooting problems and overcoming tough obstacles, which are qualities we value in our volunteers.”

Balfour manages the firearm transactions for both chapters and is a top ticket seller for their events. He is often accompanied by his wife, Susan, who also volunteers her time with DU.

“Brian is extremely dependable and we can always count on him to get the job done,” said Lucy Pate, member of the Casper DU committee. “We are all fortunate to have a huge asset like Brian on our team.”

Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 12 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.

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