Energy Transfer Partnership

Ducks Unlimited, Energy Transfer are conserving habitat in Louisiana and Ohio

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Energy Transfer's $5-million contribution to Ducks Unlimited in support of wetland conservation efforts is helping DU conserve more than 8,500 acres of coastal wetlands and grasslands in Ohio and Louisiana. Energy Transfer's operations overlap several of DU’s priority landscapes and provide excellent opportunities to support wetlands conservation work.

Ducks Unlimited and Energy Transfer developed this program because of a shared commitment to environmental stewardship and Energy Transfer's focus on giving back to the communities across the country in which its employees live and work. For Energy Transfer, the opportunity to help facilitate wetland restoration efforts in Ohio and Louisiana that will not only benefit waterfowl and wildlife, but also those who depend on these areas for their livelihoods was key to solidifying their participation.

The $5-million contribution will allow for additional conservation mission efforts in Ohio through DU’s Big Rivers Initiative and Great Lakes Initiative, and in Louisiana through DU’s Gulf Coast Initiative, which includes the Atchafalaya Delta.

Louisiana

Energy Transfer’s support of Ducks Unlimited has benefited several ongoing conservation projects in Louisiana through DU’s Gulf Coast Initiative. These efforts protect, enhance and restore waterfowl wintering and migration habitat and improve outdoor recreational opportunities across the Gulf Coast. Ducks Unlimited has completed several major projects, including the enhancement of Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge, community-protecting marsh terraces near Houma, and the Cameron Prairie terrace project. In 2020 DU will complete a moist-soil unit enhancement project on Pointe aux Chenes Wildlife Management Area.

Stats:

  • 6,200 acres conserved
  • $2.56 million in public grants and partner funds leveraged

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Ohio

Energy Transfer’s support of Ducks Unlimited has benefited more than a dozen ongoing conservation projects in Ohio through DU’s Big Rivers Initiative and Great Lakes Initiative. These efforts protect, enhance and restore waterfowl nesting and migration habitat and improve outdoor recreational opportunities throughout the state. Ducks Unlimited has made significant progress on several major projects, including the enhancement of the 56-acre Delaware Wildlife Area, the transfer of two properties to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the enhancement of Toussaint Wildlife Area. 2020 will see the completion of these and additional projects.

Stats:

  • 2,500 acres expected to be conserved with ET support by July 2020.
  • $7.4 million in public grants and partner funds leveraged

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