Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Area DU Chapter honored

I can't believe I forgot to include this in my earlier post. CONGRATS!!!!!!

As shown in the Brazosport Facts:

Area Duck chapter honored

Published March 2, 2010

The President’s Top 100 are considered Ducks Unlimited’s elite chapters throughout the nation.

Every year, the list is reserved for the 100 chapters that raise the most grassroots dollars for Ducks Unlimited’s habitat conservation work. The Matagorda County chapter made the list as one of the organization’s highest fundraisers.

“These fundraising events are the backbone of how DU conserves habitat and the volunteers who make up these chapters are the on-the-ground conservationists making a difference for North American waterfowl populations,” John Pope, president of Ducks Unlimited, said in a news release. “It takes a lot of effort to crack the Top 100, and these chapters deserve to be congratulated from every person who enjoys the outdoors.”

The Matagorda County chapter has earned its spot on the President’s Top 100 list out of more than 3,500 chapters nationwide. Ducks Unlimited’s grassroots system has become a model for other conservation organizations worldwide and has funded a portion of the more than 12 million acres Ducks Unlimited has conserved since 1937.

“DU chapters throughout the country are showing that the future of waterfowl populations and wetlands that filter our drinking water are important to them and their communities,” Pope said. “The more money we raise, the more habitat we can conserve and the closer we are to preserving our waterfowl hunting heritage. I would like to personally thank all our Top 100 chapters for their achievement and look forward to seeing them among our elite chapters next year.”

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