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Wetlands for Tomorrow Campaign :: Ducks Unlimited’s Initiative Has Done Much But Is Looking to Do More

March 12, 2011 Leave a comment

If you haven’t seen the following in your email inbox, please take the moment to look at it here. Ducks Unlimited’s Wetlands for Tomorrow Campaign is doing great things, and its because of the work of volunteers, supporters, and contributors like you.

Dear Ducks Unlimited Supporter,

Thank you. You answered the call and stood up for waterfowl, for our waterfowling tradition, for our legacy to future generations.

During the seven-year Wetlands for Tomorrow campaign, we raised an amazing $1.88 billion, all for the world of waterfowl and wetlands conservation. With this support from people like you, 2 million acres have been conserved, more than 4,865 projects have been completed and our scientists have led well over 100 different research studies to understand the challenges that lay ahead.

Watch our Conservation Highlights video to see the range and scope of the work that your support makes possible. Join us to hear Jim Kennedy, former president of Wetlands America Trust and lifelong champion for Ducks Unlimited, as he kicked off the largest and now most successful campaign in conservation history.

Your investment has helped expand Ducks Unlimited’s conservation efforts in some of the following areas:

• Protection of the Duck Factory — Thousands of acres of seasonal wetlands and native grasslands have been protected, ensuring the future of North America’s most important waterfowl breeding area.

• Restoration of the Gulf of Mexico — With your help we worked to restore and protect the marshes and bays of the Gulf of Mexico.

• Positive public policies to benefit waterfowl prevailed — Philanthropists like you made the call to Washington to support smart legislation for wetlands.

From the grasslands and oceans to the rivers and lakes, you made the difference. Thank you for answering the call. Thank you for taking a stand to protect our irreplaceable natural treasures.

You are one of a million supporters, a strong force for nature. Today our wetlands face new pressures – looming federal budget cuts that would adversely affect all of us who care about, and have funded, wetlands and waterfowl conservation. As conservationists we will continue to answer every call to do the critical work that will protect our vanishing wetlands. With your steadfast support, I have every confidence we will continue to succeed.

Thank you for making Wetlands for Tomorrow a triumph for Ducks Unlimited!

Sincerely yours,

Jim West
Chief Fundraising Officer

On behalf of Chittenango Creek Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, thank you for what you’ve done thus far. We look forward to doing even more in the coming months and years.




Remington and Ducks Unlimited – Joining Forces in Wetlands Conservation

January 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Remington and Ducks Unlimited – Joining Forces in Wetlands Conservation.

As of January 1st, Remington Arms Company, Inc. and Ducks Unlimited are officially partnered to conserve wetlands.  In addition the two will work towards helping people discover waterfowl hunting.

Ducks Unlimited Working With Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

January 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Hagerman works to create more managed wetlands.

DU is working to help flood 300 acres of wetlands around Lake Texhoma.  The area is dependent on rainfall for the existence of the wetlands but systems are being put into place to provide water during seasons of drought.  The region is important for migratory waterfowl and can provide a useful stop as birds travel back and forth from the Gulf Coast region.  Hagerman has asked DU for the help in the project.

1970 Christmas Message From Bing Crosby

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Bing Crosby made this little Christmas message back in 1970.  In it he tells the reason why Ducks Unlimited was founded and the desperate need for wetland conservation that was needed then (and now).

Ducks Unlimited Working in Great Lakes Region To Improve Wetland Habitat

December 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Farm fields returned to wetland leave lasting legacy – Peoria, IL –

November 29, 2010 Leave a comment



Farm fields returned to wetland leave lasting legacy – Peoria, IL –

Here’s a good story about farmers in Illinois reverting some acres of productive farmland back into an active wetland.  Recreating the wetland does two things for them. One, it produces a new area of biodiversity and habitat; and two, it tames the unruly Illinois River next to their land and protects the rest of their farm.

Ducks Unlimited iPhone App Is Here

November 28, 2010 Leave a comment


Click the image to go to the app in the iTunes store.

Ducks Unlimited now has an iPhone application and I hope that an Android version will be available soon.  The application’s features are:

  • The ability to help you identify waterfowl with photos, audio sounds, descriptions, food habits, etc.
  • Also included are over 300 videos giving hunting tips, wild game cooking, dog training, conservation, DU TV, and much more.
  • Info on DU events and contact information.
  • A live Twitter feed from DU’s Twitter channel.
  • Current information about DU.
  • Plus the ability to join DU through the app.

For those Android users we’re stuck with a DU clock widget for now, but here’s hoping the iPhone app migrates to us soon.