Show Your Support for Wetlands Conservation with a South Carolina Ducks Unlimited License Tag!
If you're a duck hunter or a conservation enthusiast, one of the easiest ways to help ensure the future of the sport and places you love is to display a South Carolina Ducks Unlimited license tag on your vehicle and help fund habitat conservation efforts right here in South Carolina!
These plates are available upon request at all DMV offices in South Carolina. Funds generated through sales and renewals are required by law to be used for wetlands conservation projects within the state of South Carolina.
- The SCDU Tag Fund provides fiscal support for SCDNR’s Wood Duck Box program, which provides 1,200 wooden boxes per year for breeding wood ducks to nest in and raise their young, stabilizing and bolstering their populations for generations.
- DU has also provided financial support for a maintenance and enhancement project at many SCDNR properties including Category I Waterfowl Areas like Broad River, Bonneau Ferry, Santee Coastal Reserve and Broad River WMAs as well as Heritage Preserve Sites like Botany Bay and Capers Island.
- Over the next two years, up to $3 million dollars in grant funds will be leveraged by investments from this fund for shovel-ready projects on more than 2,100 acres, spanning across South Carolina from Beaverdam Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) near Anderson, to the ACE Basin.
- Leaders from SCDU presented a $25,000 check to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) from the SCDU Tag Fund to support the work of the S.C. Coastal Bird Conservation Program. This donation from SCDU will help close the gap on the fundraising goal of $1.4 million in private matching funds needed to help cost-share renourishment of Crab Bank using dredged material from the Charleston Harbor “Post-45” deepening project. As many as 80 acres could be restored, which would provide 28 acres of upland habitat for nesting and loafing coastal birds. To date, the effort has raised nearly $1.1 million. Many individuals have also donated to this project. For more information about the S.C. Coastal Birds Conservation program, or to make a donation, visit the website at www.sccoastalbirds.org.
Projects such as these align with the goals and mission of SCDU and its partners—to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl.