Wetland conservation in the United States

Yamaha Rightwaters™ Supports Ducks Unlimited® Gulf Coast Initiative

Monday, June 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

Yamaha Rightwaters is a new sponsor of the Ducks Unlimited Gulf Coast Initiative, a multi-year conservation initiative dedicated to rebuilding wetlands lost to erosion, subsidence and sea level rise in Louisiana and Texas.

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  • Yamaha Rightwaters is a new sponsor of the Ducks Unlimited Gulf Coast Initiative, a multi-year conservation initiative dedicated to rebuilding wetlands lost to erosion, subsidence and sea level rise in Louisiana and Texas.
  • The Yamaha Rightwaters team recognizes the importance of rebuilding wetlands and saltmarshes in the fight against ocean acidification, said Adam Putnam, CEO of Ducks Unlimited.
  • Thats why DU is working with conservation sponsors like Yamaha to invest nearly $16 million this year alone in projects through the Gulf Coast Initiative.
  • To learn more about Yamaha Rightwaters support of the Ducks Unlimited Gulf Coast Initiative, click here .

Metalbird Designs Mallard Duck to Support Ducks Unlimited Canada Conservation Efforts

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:29pm

It is their mission to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for the benefit of North America's waterfowl.

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  • It is their mission to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for the benefit of North America's waterfowl.
  • Metalbird grew from a personal street art project started in 2009 by industrial designer, Phil Walters.
  • Producing locally and ethically is important to Metalbird and the company is currently working with a Canadian factory to put local manufacturing in place.
  • Details below for all media enquiries relating to Metalbird and the Metalbird partnership with Ducks Unlimited Canada.

Celebrating 100 years with $100,000 for conservation

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 4:00pm

The conservation organization is closing in on its goal of raising $100,000 in Edwards honour to safeguard wetlands and wildlife in the province.

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  • The conservation organization is closing in on its goal of raising $100,000 in Edwards honour to safeguard wetlands and wildlife in the province.
  • DUC established the Stocky Edwards Wetland and Wildlife Conservation Fund with a goal of raising $100,000 to mark Edwards 100th birthday.
  • People from across Canada and the United States have shown their support by donating or engaging in their own personal fundraising.
  • Edwards and his wife Toni are dedicated members of the DUC community in Comox whove been supporting the organizations conservation efforts for decades.

James M. Cox Foundation Gives $1.1 Million to DU's Gulf Coast Initiative

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 5:48pm

The James M. Cox Foundation, the company-affiliated foundation chaired by Kennedy, announced the donation.

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  • The James M. Cox Foundation, the company-affiliated foundation chaired by Kennedy, announced the donation.
  • DU and the James M. Cox Foundation have a shared commitment to environmental stewardship and focus on giving back to the communities in which their team members work and live.
  • Kennedy's gift to Ducks Unlimited's Gulf Coast Initiative will enable DU to conduct crucial conservation work along the coast, in addition to promoting science, public policy and outreach efforts.
  • Conservation work under the Gulf Coast Initiative primarily focuses on the restoration and enhancement of high-quality coastal marsh and rice prairie wetland complexes.

Ducks Unlimited reaches major conservation milestone

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 3:11pm

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ducks Unlimited (DU) has achieved another conservation milestone with more than 15 million acres of habitat restored or protected in North America.

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  • MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ducks Unlimited (DU) has achieved another conservation milestone with more than 15 million acres of habitat restored or protected in North America.
  • "Ducks Unlimited's mission of wetlands conservation has always been driven by science to deliver the best possible outcomes for waterfowl, wildlife and people," said DU President Doug Schoenrock.
  • Ducks Unlimited and our conservation partners provide on-the-ground solutions that benefit waterfowl populations and maximize water resources through the dynamic natural functions of wetlands.
  • For more information visit www.ducks.org , and be sure to follow DU's news Twitter feed @DUNews1937 to get the most up-to-date news from Ducks Unlimited.

Ducks Unlimited Canada moves its Ontario workforce to remote offices

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

Barrie, March 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has closed its offices in Kingston and Barrie, changing the way staff work in Ontario.

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  • Barrie, March 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has closed its offices in Kingston and Barrie, changing the way staff work in Ontario.
  • The provincial conservation team is taking a leap into a digital future thats lower carbon and paperlessand lower cost too.
  • It became clear that a remote workforce was both fully operational and very cost-effectiveand that less office overhead would mean more money for on-the-ground conservation in Ontario.
  • DUC is now leaner and more nimble, ready to seize the great future for wetland conservation thats ahead in Ontario.

Wetlands and Communities: Ducks Unlimited Canada partners with the Municipal District of Lunenburg to protect Sweet Marsh

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 9:00am

The wetland, known locally as Sweet Marsh, was purchased by MODL in the fall of 2020 along with a nearby beach.

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  • The wetland, known locally as Sweet Marsh, was purchased by MODL in the fall of 2020 along with a nearby beach.
  • DUC was consulted by MODL last year about how best to manage and care for their newly acquired wetland property.
  • Were very pleased to have this opportunity to work with Ducks Unlimited Canada to protect the Sweet Marsh.
  • The marsh and treed riparian edge offer good habitat for ducks and other birds like American bitterns and red-winged blackbirds.

Ducks Unlimited Canada announces new appointments to board of directors

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 12:00pm

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), the countrys leading wetland conservation organization, has appointed six influential leaders to its board of directors.

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  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), the countrys leading wetland conservation organization, has appointed six influential leaders to its board of directors.
  • C. Ian Balfour, Colleen Dyck, John Eagle, Fawn Jackson, Rob Penner and Sara Penner were elected to their volunteer leadership roles during DUCs board of directors meeting on Saturday.
  • Were confident theyll provide valuable perspectives as we continue working in partnership with all who care about the landscape.
  • About Ducks Unlimited Canada: Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation.

Ducks Unlimited Canada Celebrates Renewal of Partnership with Province of Ontario

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 8:08pm

Barrie, Ont., Dec. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) celebrates an announcement by the Province of Ontario, which renews our longstanding conservation partnership.

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  • Barrie, Ont., Dec. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) celebrates an announcement by the Province of Ontario, which renews our longstanding conservation partnership.
  • The Wetlands Conservation Partner Program will provide $6 million this year for wetland projects in the Lake Ontario and Lake Erie drainage basins.
  • This exciting commitment by the Province of Ontario provides Ducks Unlimited Canada with an opportunity to restore natural infrastructure on the landscape and contribute to resiliency and green jobs at a scale that is unprecedented for us in Ontario.
  • Lynette Mader, Manager of Provincial Operations Ontario, Ducks Unlimited Canada
    Ducks Unlimited Canada delivers wetland conservation that benefits every Canadian.

The Government of Canada and Ducks Unlimited Canada invest $1.5 million for wetland conservation in Quebec

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 8:37pm

That's why the Government of Canada partnered with Ducks Unlimited Canada to restore this important habitat, which cleans the air, creates healthier communities, and supports our iconic Canadian biodiversity.

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  • That's why the Government of Canada partnered with Ducks Unlimited Canada to restore this important habitat, which cleans the air, creates healthier communities, and supports our iconic Canadian biodiversity.
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada and Ducks Unlimited Canada have an agreement that permits Ducks Unlimited Canada to perform activities that conserve, restore, and manage up to 10,000 hectares of wetlands in 20 national wildlife areas across the country.
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada began restoring wetland habitat on lands managed by the federal government in 1969.
  • To date, Ducks Unlimited Canada has restored 5,654 hectares of wetlands and manages with the federal government another 5,165 hectares of habitats in national wildlife areas.