Flint Hills Resources Arthur plant pledges $10,000 to Ducks Unlimited

Gift supports Iowa conservation efforts

Fast Facts:

  • Flint Hills Resources Arthur ethanol plant donates $10,000 for Iowa conservation.
  • Flint Hills has given more than $800,000 to Ducks Unlimited since 1985.
  • Support will help Ducks Unlimited conserve wetlands for wildlife, human use.

AMES, Iowa – June 1, 2016 – Flint Hills Resources Biofuels and Ingredients business has continued its support of Ducks Unlimited through a $10,000 pledge to benefit waterfowl and conservation in Iowa.

This is the second gift to Ducks Unlimited in Iowa from Flint Hills Resources. The company also donated $10,000 last year. The pledge supports Ducks Unlimited's Living Lakes Initiative, which enhances, restores and protects shallow lakes and wetlands that feed into larger waterways from central Iowa to northern Minnesota.

"Wetlands offer numerous benefits to wildlife and people, from healthy habitat to clean drinking water and recreational opportunities," said Mike Shannon, Ducks Unlimited regional biologist for Iowa. "Ducks Unlimited is grateful for Flint Hills' partnership. Because of this support, we can fulfill our mission."

Ducks Unlimited will leverage the $10,000 gift to obtain $1 million in public grants and an additional $150,000 of private funds provided by DU members and major philanthropists. The donation also supports Ducks Unlimited's Rescue Our Wetlands $2 billion continental fundraising campaign.

This Living Lakes Initiative project will continue the next 12 to 18 months. This recent donation continues the partnership between Flint Hills Resources and Ducks Unlimited that began more than 30 years ago in Minnesota. Since 1985, Flint Hills Resources has contributed more than $800,000 to Ducks Unlimited.

"Maintaining wetlands and other critical habitats for waterfowl and other wildlife is an essential part of protecting our environment and conserving our natural resources for future generations," said Darrell Birck, vice president of Flint Hills Resources Biofuels and Ingredients. "We are pleased to support Ducks Unlimited in its mission to preserve these vital assets."

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13.6 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.

Flint Hills Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, is a leading refining, chemicals and biofuels company with operations primarily in the Midwest and Texas.  Its manufacturing capability is built upon six decades of refining experience, and the company has expanded its operations through capital projects and acquisitions worth more than $13 billion since 2002. Flint Hills Resources' subsidiaries produce and market gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, asphalt, ethanol, biodiesel, liquefied natural gas, olefins, polymers, intermediate chemicals, as well as base oils, corn oil and dried distillers grain. Flint Hills Resources operates ethanol plants in Arthur, Fairbank, Iowa Falls, Menlo and Shell Rock, Iowa, Fairmont, Nebraska, and Camilla, Georgia. The plants have a combined annual capacity of 820 million gallons of ethanol. The company is based in Wichita, Kansas, and its nearly 4,900 employees strive to create value for customers and society.

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