Sen. Ernst meets with DU leaders

Ernst discusses wetlands conservation in Washington

Sen. Ernst (fourth from left) meets with DU leaders.

Sen. Ernst (fourth from left) meets with DU leaders.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb. 26, 2020 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) volunteers from Iowa met with Sen. Joni Ernst today to discuss the importance of North American Wetland Conservation Act funding and agriculture partnerships in Iowa.

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,” said DU CEO Adam Putnam. “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.”

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