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DU to help restore historical New England estuary

Spanning over 1,000 acres and six miles of waterways, the Herring River, which runs through the Massachusetts towns of Wellfleet and Truro, once supported a vibrant wetland and coastal river ecosystem on the Gulf of Maine and hosted one of the most important fish runs on Outer Cape Cod. Unfortunately, construction of a dike across the mouth of the river in 1909 and other alterations to the river's hydrology effectively eliminated tidal flow, drained the salt marshes, and transformed the estuary into one of Cape Cod's most degraded natural resources.

DU to use grant to research drones, energy use for New England waterfowl

Ducks Unlimited recently received a $100,000 grant from Waterfowl Research Foundation to support two regional research projects in the Completing the Cycle initiative area, and Atlantic Flyway regions.

American waterfowl populations benefit from Canadian habitat projects

Many waterfowl enthusiasts may never travel to Canada, but ducks do.

Massachusetts Ducks Unlimited chapters make President’s Roll of Honor

In 2015 in Massachusetts, two chapters made the President’s Roll of Honor list. The winners are the Boston chapter and the Atlantic Frontier chapter from Fall River.

DU partnering on historic New England estuary restoration


Migration Alert: Strong Start for Massachusetts Duck Hunters

Despite warm weather, reports indicate that Massachusetts had a good start to the waterfowl season, highlighted by strong wood duck numbers, a timely Canada goose migration, and two successful youth hunts.

Boston DU Continues Impressive Growth

Celebrating its 57th year in 2015, the Boston chapter of Ducks Unlimited improved attendance at its annual dinner event by 20 percent and shattered last year's fundraising total, doubling their income to over $60,000.

Boston is a Top 100 chapter

BOSTON, Mass. – April 15, 2015 – The Top 100 is one of the most highly sought-after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to its local chapters. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States that raise up to $100,000 through fundraising activities in their communities. Through the efforts of these volunteer committees, DU is able to pursue its mission of conserving, enhancing and restoring North America’s wetlands. In 2014, the Boston chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Atlantic Frontier chapter recognized nationally

FALL RIVER, Mass. – April 15, 2015 – The Top 100 is one of the most highly sought-after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to its local chapters. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States that raise up to $100,000 through fundraising activities in their communities. Through the efforts of these volunteer committees, DU is able to pursue its mission of conserving, enhancing and restoring North America’s wetlands. In 2014, the Atlantic Frontier chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters.

Massachusetts DU Calendar Gun Giveaway


Migration Alert: Massachusetts Wood Duck Numbers Unprecedented

Massachusetts duck hunting tends to conjure images of common eiders and surf scoters winging across vast, beautiful harbors. But, for the moment, Ducks Unlimited volunteer Mike Donnelly is focused on another species.

Migration Alert: Options Abound for Massachusetts Hunters

Arriving ducks may find a shortage of wetlands in Massachusetts following a dry second half of the summer. Donnelly reports that many wetlands are low on water and choked with vegetation.

Boston volunteer elected to Ducks Unlimited national board of directors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – June 21, 2013 – Brian Dillon of Boston, Mass., was elected to Ducks Unlimited Inc.'s national board of directors during the organization's annual convention held recently in Portland, Ore.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Massachusetts state news.

Massachusetts Ducks Unlimited volunteer meets with congressional leaders

HARWICH PORT, Mass. - May 18, 2010 - Ducks Unlimited volunteer Fran Rich traveled from Harwich Port, Mass., to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with congressional leaders and discuss wetlands conservation issues. Rich and DU staff members sat down with their representatives and their staffs in an effort to explain the benefits of North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants for Massachusetts and the North American waterfowl population.

Youth dog training camp a success

Greenwings attend second annual DU “Camp WaterDog Daze” ROSHOLT, S.D., August 9, 2007 – Two girls and nine boys along with their retrieving dogs enjoyed attending the Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Camp WaterDog Daze. The camp was held August 2-5 at Firewater Lodge near Rosholt, S.D.

Ducks Unlimited Deems Massachusetts Volunteer, Geof Walker, Conservationist of the Year!

Geof Walker will receive the New England “Conservationist of the Year” award for 2005 at the Massachusetts State Meeting to be held in May.

Massachusetts Volunteer Deemed Conservationist of the Year!

Geof Walker will receive the New England “Conservationist of the Year” award for 2005 at the Massachusetts State Meeting to be held in May.

Northeastern U.S. Forests

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's habitat conservation work in the Northeastern U.S. Forests priority area

North Atlantic / New England Coast

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's habitat conservation work in the North Atlantic / New England Coast priority area.

Atlantic Frontier Chapter

The Massachusetts Atlantic Frontier DU Chapter had another exceptional year in 2008. The Westport, Mass., chapter has taken top honors in Massachusetts for the past three years, as well as being a strong competitor for the top chapter in New England.

Hockomock, Taunton, Massachusetts

Hockomock Chapter maintained a positive DU attitude in the face of adversity a few years ago and it's reflecting in their chapter's success. A few years ago, the Hockomock chapter nearly fell apart as new leadership was appointed and members left the committee.

Where Massachusett's Ducks Come From

The North Atlantic Coast, Great Lakes Region and Prairie Pothole Region which includes Massachusetts are important to New England waterfowl hunters. A significant portion of the Mallards harvested in New England each year are produced on local habitat and in areas around the Great Lakes.

Massachusetts Conservation Projects


Massachusetts State Contacts

Massachusetts state contact information.
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