Rep. Thompson meets with DU leadership

Discusses conservation priorities with Ducks Unlimited leaders in Pennsylvania

Rep. Thompson (center) talks conservation with DU

Rep. Thompson (center) talks conservation with DU's Adam Putnam (right).

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Ducks Unlimited CEO Adam Putnam and DU volunteers and met with Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today to discuss the importance of North American Wetland Conservation Act funding and other conservation priorities in Pennsylvania.

DU state chairs, state policy chairs, senior volunteers and members of the Ducks Unlimited Board of Directors gathered in our nation’s capital to advocate for legislation to protect and restore wetlands and migratory bird habitat.

Meetings focused on passage of the bi-partisan America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act, which affects many important wetland habitat and wildlife conservation programs including the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA). This critical legislation unanimously passed the Senate in January and now awaits further action in the House of Representatives.

“At Ducks Unlimited, we have a mission and a message that resonates with people on both sides of the aisle,” Putnam said. “Our state chair fly-in is a tremendous opportunity for DU volunteers from all across the country to advocate for important conservation priorities face-to-face with legislators who want to help us achieve our habitat restoration goals.”