HURON, SD. Jan. 6, 2023 South Dakota Ducks Unlimited (DU) is inviting volunteers, members, and supporters to hear about DU's recent conservation work and celebrate fundraising and habitat successes at the groups 2023 state convention, January 20-22, 2023, at the Huron Event Center in Huron, South Dakota. The theme of this year's celebration highlights DU's recent conservation milestoneone million acres of wetland habitat enhanced, conserved, or protected in South Dakota. To commemorate the achievement, there will be a buffet dinner on Friday with raffles and prizes, followed by a silent auction.

Presenters at the Saturday brunch will talk about DU's conservation work in South Dakota, issues facing waterfowl and wildlife in the state, and why DU staff is interested in working with landowners to restore, enhance and protect important habitats. They'll also cover one of DU's more exciting programs, the Soil Health Initiativean innovative effort to promote soil health improvement practices that benefit both agricultural producers and wildlife, including waterfowl.

In addition to learning about DU's local conservation work, Sam Kucia from South Dakota State University and Cynthia Edwards from DU Canada will share wetland conservation goals and successes from our state and north of the border.

Saturday evening will feature a more formal reception with a live auction and a presentation from keynote speaker Bob Spoerl, DU's First Vice President.

DU has invested over $100 million in South Dakota since the early 1980s, and its efforts have enhanced wildlife habitat for waterfowl, pheasants, deer, and countless other species of wildlife and fish. Similarly, residents throughout the state have benefited from DU's improvements to water quality and soil conservation, and the recreational opportunities that underscore the state's great quality of life.

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About Ducks UnlimitedDucks 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 15 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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