Ducks Unlimited announces Regional Directors of the Year

Pennsylvania resident named award recipient

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - August 26, 2015 - Ducks Unlimited (DU) regional director Jeremy Mercer was awarded the 2014-2015 Regional Director of the Year award for his outstanding efforts as a staff member of Region 6, an area that encompasses the Mid-Atlantic and New England states.

"I am honored to be recognized as one of the Regional Director's of the year," Mercer said. "I could not have accomplished this without the help of my amazing volunteers."

Mercer, a resident of Salunga, Pa., covers central Pennsylvania and works with volunteer committees in the state hosting fundraisers for the 78-year-old conservation organization. The events in his region raised more than $450,000 for DU's conservation mission in the fiscal year that ended June 30.

"All of DU's regional directors spend countless hours on the road coordinating events across the nation and there's no doubt they help drive the success of the organization," said David Schuessler, DU's national director of event fundraising. "Volunteers are the cornerstone of DU's fundraising success, and it takes some very special people to help guide those volunteers. My hat's off to each and every one of our regional directors for their tireless efforts over the past year."

Ducks Unlimited is the leader in wetlands conservation, and volunteers are the heart and soul of the organization. Coordinating more than 4,000 local fund-raising events each year, the volunteers help raise more than $53 million annually.

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest non-profit 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 Connect with us on our Facebook page at, follow our tweets at and watch DU videos at

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