Ducks Unlimited honors staff member, volunteer leader in Carolinas

Justin Harris named co-regional director of the year

CLOVER, S.C. – Aug. 20, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited recently awarded Regional Director Justin Harris a 2012-13 Co-Regional Director of the Year award for his outstanding efforts as a staff member in Region 7, an area that encompasses the southeastern United States.

"Winning this award is a great honor and a testament to the great volunteers of western North and South Carolina. Our volunteer team is one of the best in the country," Harris said. "The Regional Director of the Year award was extremely satisfying to receive, and when I was called up to accept it, I did so on behalf of every district chairman, area chairman and volunteer representing our region."

Harris, a resident of Clover, S.C., covers upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina, working with volunteer committees in this area hosting fundraising events for the 76-year-old wetlands conservation organization. The events in Harris' region raised more than $600,000 for DU's conservation mission during the fiscal year ending June 30.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Ducks Unlimited, coordinating more than 4,000 local fundraising events that generate more than 400,000 memberships and more than $50 million annually.

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 Connect with us on our Facebook page at, follow our tweets at and watch DU videos at

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