INDIANAPOLIS – June 6, 2018 – Bass Pro Shops, North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, received the Ducks Unlimited Corporate Conservation Achievement Award Friday, June 1, at DU’s 81st Annual National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The award, accepted by noted conservationist and Bass Pro founder Johnny Morris, recognizes corporations from the United States, Canada or Mexico that have made exceptional contributions to conservation in North America.
“Bass Pro Shops continues to support DU with amazing donations,” Ducks Unlimited Chairman of the Board Paul Bonderson Jr. said. “These donations include more than 4,500 square feet of space in Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in downtown Memphis, Tennessee to showcase our history and conservation work, and representation in the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium which opened last year in Springfield, Missouri. Johnny and Bass Pro also donate space on their race cars providing significant visibility in NASCAR.”
In addition, Bass Pro Shops has raised more than three quarters of a million dollars for DU during an annual round up month by empowering its customers to support DU’s conservation mission and rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar.
“Johnny Morris and his son, John Paul, have been longtime partners, conservationists and supporters of DU and our mission personally and professionally,” Bonderson said. “Johnny and Bass Pro’s unwavering commitment to advancing critical conservation initiatives is a true blessing.”
Inside Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, along the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Memphis, the Ducks Unlimited National Waterfowling Heritage Center features exhibits and artifacts that tell the history of wetlands, waterfowl hunting in North America and the important role sportsmen and women play in conserving our precious wildlife and habitat.
Ducks Unlimited President Rogers Hoyt Jr., Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall and Bonderson presented the award to Morris.
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 www.ducks.org.