ANN ARBOR, Michigan Sept. 26, 2016 The Dutchess County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited in New York awarded its Conservation Award to Dr. Stuart E.G. Findlay, aquatic ecologist at New Yorks Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

The award was presented Sept. 24 during the fourth annual Great Swamp Shoot &Conservation Program at Tamarack Preserve in Millbrook, presented by the Dutchess County Chapter.

Findlay has conducted research on the Hudson River ecosystem for more than 18 years. He is interested in watershed restoration issues and making scientific information more useful for ecosystem management.

"Dr. Findlays projects in New York benefit migrating waterfowl and birds stopping here on their voyage throughout the Atlantic Flyway," said Stancy DuHamel, Dutchess County Chapter founder and member. "Ducks Unlimited is honored to recognize Dr. Findlay as we work toward conserving wetlands for waterfowl, wildlife and people."

Findlay and fellow researchers have earned nearly $1 million in research grants for the Cary Institute. Hes active in several organizations, including serving as a board member for the Society for Freshwater Science, a member of the Hudson River Estuary Management Advisory Committee and editor in chief of Aquatic Sciences.

"Ducks Unlimited is widely acknowledged in the science community for its work on preserving wetlands through a variety of mechanisms," Findlay said. "I am honored to receive this award and am looking forward to working with DU to conserve these precious habitats."

About the Cary Institute
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is an independent, nonprofit environmental research organization located on 2,000 acres in New Yorks Hudson Valley. A world-premier center for ecosystem science, areas of expertise include disease ecology, forest and freshwater health, climate change, urban ecology, and invasive species. Since 1983, our scientists have produced the unbiased research needed to inform effective management and policy decisions. Our science program is complemented by education and outreach initiatives.

About Ducks Unlimited
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 13.8 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

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