Blue Ridge Power, DU Improve Jackson Area Public Land

Ducks Unlimited leadership presented Blue Ridge Power leaders with their Heritage Sponsor pins at a recent event.

Ducks Unlimited leadership presented Blue Ridge Power leaders with their Heritage Sponsor pins at a recent event.

CANTON, Miss. – May 2, 2022 –Blue Ridge Power announced a $50,000 commitment to support the efforts of Ducks Unlimited (DU) and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) to improve habitat in the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

“We are responsible for preserving renewable resources across the country,” said Claudia Emerson, Director of Sustainability for Blue Ridge Power. “Blue Ridge Power believes in making our communities and our country better. We can do that by supporting conservation projects like this one on the Pearl River WMA.”

Located near Canton, Miss., the Pearl River WMA is owned and managed by MDWFP. The area receives heavy use from waterfowl and other wetland wildlife species, including various shorebird and wading bird species. The 6,900-acre WMA contains a diverse mix of habitats and offers quality public recreational opportunities, including hunting, fishing, hiking and bird watching, just 30 minutes from the Jackson metro area.

“In partnership with MDWFP, DU will work to enhance wetland habitats on the WMA by installing new water management infrastructure,” said Tim Willis, Ducks Unlimited’s Manager of Conservation Programs for the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. “Thanks in part to support from Blue Ridge Power, we will enhance nearly 234 acres of wintering waterfowl habitat.”

DU anticipates work will be completed in late summer.

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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 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

About Blue Ridge Power

Blue Ridge Power is a clean infrastructure construction company for projects across the United States. The company brings integrated engineering, a qualified professional labor force and an expansive fleet of equipment to serve the needs of clients looking for a turnkey solution for solar and solar + storage projects. Blue Ridge Power currently oversees more than 1 GW of operational assets and has 1.3 GW under construction, with 4.8 GW in the pipeline for construction in 2022 - 24. For more information, visit 



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