Ducks Unlimited honors Virginia staff member, volunteer leader

Peter Churchbourne of Fredericksburg named co-regional director of the year

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Aug. 21, 2013 – Ducks Unlimited recently awarded Senior Regional Director Peter Churchbourne 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.

"It's an honor to be recognized as one of the regional directors of the year, but I could not have done it without the hard work and dedication of my volunteers and DU national headquarters support," Churchbourne said. "It was a true team effort."

Churchbourne, a resident of Fredericksburg, covers eastern Virginia and works with volunteer committees in this area hosting fundraising events for the 76-year-old wetlands conservation organization. The events in Churchbourne's region raised more than $1 million 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 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

Will Johnson
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