Memphis, Tenn. September 25, 2018 Erik Wettersten was named Ducks Unlimiteds (DU) Regional Director of the Year for his outstanding efforts as a staff member in Region 2, an area that encompasses the Prairies and Great Plains region.

The consistent and continued success that Erik has enjoyed is a testament to the outstanding partnership Erik has fostered with the great DU volunteers in Colorado, said Greg Dinkel, DU director of fundraising and volunteer relations. This partnership is positively affecting waterfowl, wetlands, and our waterfowling heritage everyday.

Wettersten, a resident of Evergreen, Colo., covers the Front Range and West Slope and works with volunteer committees in this area hosting fundraisers for the 81-year-old conservation organization. Wettersten also received the $100,000 Growth Club, Grand Slam Award, Sustained Growth Award and Million Dollar Club an award given to event fundraising staff who raise $1 million or more.

DU is the leader in wetlands conservation and volunteers are the heart and soul of the organization. Through more than 4,000 local fund-raising events DU volunteers generate more than 500,000 memberships and more than $65 million annually.

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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 14 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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