Legacy Greenwing Project Named for Frank Appleberry

© Drew Leary

The sixth Legacy Greenwing project supported by Arkansas Ducks Unlimited will restore 120 acres of vital waterfowl breeding habitat near Rhein, Saskatchewan. Healthy parkland habitat in this area of Canada supports nesting duck densities of more than 50 pairs per square mile, making it one of the most productive waterfowl breeding areas in North America.

Arkansas DU has committed to raising $20,000 through new Legacy Greenwing enrollments to help fund this important work. Once completed, the project will be dedicated to the Legacy Greenwing members who supported it and named in honor of Frank Appleberry, a longtime Arkansas DU volunteer. Appleberry has served DU in a variety of positions, including his current role as district chairman in southeast Arkansas, and has actively supported the state's Greenwing Conservation Camp for years. Appleberry's passion for Ducks Unlimited is shared by his wife, Judy, as well as his children, Jake and Kinsey, who are active DU volunteers at the local and state levels.

Children age 17 and younger can become Legacy Greenwings for a onetime payment of $200. Legacy Greenwing contributions are used to support a specific waterfowl habitat project, and the names of the Legacy Greenwings who supported it are listed on a cairn placed at the project site.