MENLO, Iowa. - June 22, 2015 - Flint Hills Resources recently donated $10,000 to the Ducks Unlimited Living Lakes Initiative, a program designed to enhance, restore and protect shallow lakes and wetlands that feed into larger waterways from central Iowa to northern Minnesota.
"Wetlands provide habitat for countless waterfowl migrating through Iowa, as well as hundreds of other species of birds. Wetlands also protect and prevent erosion and flooding, and serve as the source of much of our country's water supply," said Mike Shannon, DU regional biologist. "For over 75 years it has been the mission of Ducks Unlimited to conserve these habitats. We are grateful for the widespread community support that allows us to continue our conservation legacy."
Ducks Unlimited will use the funds to enhance projects such as the Bays Branch wetlands in Guthrie County, the Marble-Hottes Lakes Wetland Complex in Dickson County, the Maynard Reese Waterfowl Production Area in Kossuth County and other wetland and waterfowl habitats in both the Arthur and Menlo areas.
"Wetlands are an essential part of our landscape and critical for the wildlife that inhabit them," said Todd Benton, plant manager at the Flint Hills Resources Menlo ethanol plant. "We are pleased to support Ducks Unlimited in its mission to restore these vital resources."
These Living Lakes Initiative project enhancements are set to take place over the next 12 to 18 months. This most recent donation represents the continuation of a partnership between Flint Hills Resources and Ducks Unlimited that began more than 30 years ago in Minnesota.
About Flint Hills Resources, LLC
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 $11 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; in Fairmont, Nebraska; and in Camilla, Georgia. The plants have a combined annual capacity of 820 million gallons of ethanol.
The refining business operates refineries in Minnesota (Rosemount) and Texas (Corpus Christi), with a combined crude oil processing capacity of more than 600,000 barrels per day. The petrochemical business includes production facilities in Illinois and Texas. The asphalt business produces and markets product in the Midwest. A subsidiary owns an interest in a lubricants base oil facility in Louisiana.
The company is based in Wichita, Kansas, and its nearly 4,900 employees strive to create value for customers and society. More information about the company is available at FHR.com.
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 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. Connect with us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/DucksUnlimited, follow our tweets at twitter.com/DucksUnlimited and watch DU videos at youtube.com/DucksUnlimitedInc.