Minnesota native elected to Ducks Unlimited national board of directors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – June 24, 2013 – David Flink, of Hutchinson, Minn., was elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.'s national board of directors during the organization's annual convention held recently in Portland, Ore.

"The leadership of our board of directors ensures we are fulfilling our mission to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl," said DU CEO Dale Hall. "Our board members are not paid for their work; rather they volunteer their time and resources because they feel so strongly about conservation. I welcome each new member and look forward to working with them in the years to come."

Flink brings a wide breadth of experience to his position on the board, having served in a number of state-level positions in Minnesota including that of state chair. Flink enjoys anything related to the outdoors, but is especially passionate about waterfowling and waterfowl conservation.

Flink grew upon the prairies of southern Minnesota and observed first hand the impact of wetlands drainage on the prairie landscape. Dave and his wife Shari reside on a shallow lake near Hutchinson. In 2006, Dave and Shari donated a 50-acre easement to DU's Living Lakes Initiative.

"I grew up in a family that valued volunteering and making a difference. Through my continued service, I hope future generations have the continued opportunity to experience the great traditions of waterfowling."

For a complete list of DU's volunteer board of directors, please visit www.ducks.org.

Ducks Unlimited Inc. 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. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org. Connect with us on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DucksUnlimited, follow our tweets at www.twitter.com/DucksUnlimited and watch DU videos at www.youtube.com/DucksUnlimitedInc.

Kristin Schrader
(734) 623-2000
kschrader@ducks.org