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Axalta Coating Systems and Ducks Unlimited Announce First Project, Solidifying Multi-Year Relationship

HOUSTON, Texas – March 8, 2016 – Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, and Ducks Unlimited, the world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, today jointly announced that restoration work on the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge is the first conservation project reinforced by their partnership. This project marks the first of many cooperative ventures as part of a $10-million conservation program supported by Axalta over the course of five years.

Restoration project dedicated to Louisiana conservationist

GRAND CHENIER, La. – Oct. 23, 2015 – More than 75 friends and family of Louisiana conservationist Tom Hess gathered at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge yesterday to dedicate a recently completed restoration project in his honor. Ducks Unlimited and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries partnered on the project to enhance 6,800 acres of coastal marsh on the state refuge in southwest Louisiana.

Ducks Unlimited secures Gulf Coast restoration funding

BATON ROUGE – May 6, 2015 – Ducks Unlimited has been awarded five North American Wetlands Conservation Act grants to support its restoration efforts along the Gulf Coast. More than $4.6 million in NAWCA funding will be combined with nearly $10 million in partner funding to restore more than 21,800 acres in coastal Texas and Louisiana. These projects will provide high quality foraging habitat capable of supporting more than 70,000 ducks throughout the winter.

Ducks Unlimited gets NFWF grant to plan Galveston Bay restoration project

GALVESTON, Texas – Nov. 19, 2014 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently received $125,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) managed Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund to coordinate a restoration project for part of the Galveston Bay system. The Greens Lake Marsh Restoration Project will seek to remedy harm to natural resources resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, as mandated by the agreement governing the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund.

Ducks Unlimited offers breakwater prioritization web application

Ducks Unlimited is pleased to announce the availability of its Breakwater Prioritization Report and Web Mapping Application. The leader in wetlands conservation has developed a decision-support tool to prioritize shoreline protection needs along the Texas mid-coast portion of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) and encourages conservation partners and coastal landowners to utilize the newly available science to most efficiently direct wetlands restoration and protection efforts along the Gulf Coast.

Media Advisory: Gulf Coast Sportsmen's groups to discuss conservation in Transportation Bill

Gulf Coast Sportsmen's groups will discuss land and water conservation and gulf restoration in the Transportation Bill during a press teleconference scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at 10 a.m. (CDT).

Gulf Coast Task Force releases final strategy for restoration efforts

The Environmental Protection Agency recently unveiled a final comprehensive strategic plan that addresses the long-standing issues contributing to the deterioration of Gulf ecosystems.

Senate Committee considers proposal that impacts waterfowl habitat along Gulf Coast

Since the Gulf Coast oil spill occurred in 2010, Ducks Unlimited has been urging Congress to support legislation that ensures penalties paid by the parties responsible for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill under the Clean Water Act are directed back to the Gulf Coast region.

Tell Your Elected Officials to Support the Ducks

August recess is a great opportunity to reach out to your members of Congress and ask them to support the ducks by supporting conservation programs in FY 2012.

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