Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 2, #19

DU Living Lakes project
receives national recognition

Iowa's Diamond Lake has been named one of 10 "Waters to Watch" in 2010 by the National Fish Habitat Action Plan. The 166-acre shallow lake is now in a healthy state thanks to renovation efforts led by Ducks Unlimited. DU worked with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Dickinson County Water Quality Commission and individual DU donors to restore the lake from a degraded state.
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DU official testifies before Congress in support of Internet sale of duck stamps

One of the most effective conservation funding programs in the nation may also continue to be one of the most convenient. Scott Sutherland, director of DU's Governmental Affairs Office in Washington, D.C., testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife, supporting extension of the Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2005. Read more
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Iowa bill could ensure funds
for state's natural resources projects

DU members were on hand to watch Iowa Gov. Chet Culver sign a bill that could have a major impact on the state's natural resources projects. The bill, which has gone through a four-year structuring process, sets up a trust fund that will constitutionally protect taxpayer dollars dedicated to natural resources projects. Iowans will vote on the bill in November. Read more

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver signs a bill protecting funding for natural resources projects in the state.
Iowa Gov. Chet Culver with Iowa Ducks Unlimited and BrownWinick representatives at the signing of the bill to protect natural resources project funding in the state. Back row (L-R): Adam Gregg of BrownWinick, DU Vice State Chairman Frank Mertz, Marc Beltrame of BrownWinick and DU District Chairman Randy Munson. Front row: Gov. Chet Culver. Read more

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