In September, Ducks Unlimited recognized longtime volunteer and Major Sponsor Dr. Chris Dorow and his wife, Genna, at a special tribute event at the historic Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane, Washington. The dinner highlighted Chris’s many contributions to wetland habitat conservation in the Pacific Northwest and across the continent.
“We were honored to recognize Chris for his tremendous volunteer support,” said DU Regional Vice President Paul Boehne. “Chris recognizes the mission of Ducks Unlimited and has translated that into dedicated service at the national and local levels. His leadership has been an inspiration to hundreds of volunteers throughout the organization. It was a joy to celebrate and recognize the giving of his time and treasure.”
As a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, Chris has worked tirelessly to advance solutions to the habitat and environmental issues affecting the region. The Dorow Tribute raised over $500,000 in cash and new commitments for DU’s Wings and Wetlands Initiative, which encompasses the organization’s highest-priority conservation areas in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. A plaque will be dedicated in Chris’s honor on a DU wetland project in Washington in spring 2019, listing those who participated in the tribute event with a Major Sponsor commitment.
Chris first became involved in wetlands conservation through DU’s Othello, Washington, chapter in 1995 and has since held leadership positions within the state, including chapter chair, district chair, area chair, and state chair. He currently serves as Washington state campaign chair and public policy chair. At the national level, Chris served on DU’s board of directors as a regional vice president and flyway senior vice president. He is currently a member of the Conservation Programs Committee and National Development Committee.