The Salt Lake City Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual banquet at Rio Tinto Stadium on Wednesday November 14th from 6pm – 10pm. “The Ducks Unlimited success story,” said committee chairman Rob Fehr, “is one that makes me proud to be a volunteer. Local Ducks Unlimited fundraising events held throughout the country last year contributed towards Ducks Unlimited’s national fundraising effort of over $160 million during the year 2011 alone. But what’s even more important to realize,” said Fehr, “is that this national fundraising total must increase this year if the North American waterfowl habitat race is to be won.”
Each year, the United States loses some 100,000 acres of wetland habitat. Since its inception, Ducks Unlimited has raised over 1.5 billion dollars and enhanced and restored over 10 million habitat acres, encompassing over 18,600 wetland projects in the U.S., in an effort to reverse this destructive trend. DU’s projects provide habitat for over 900 wildlife species, including ducks, geese, and endangered species like the whooping crane and bald eagle.
While Ducks Unlimited has accomplished a great deal since its founding in 1937, the rapid draining of our wetlands demands that the organization continue to accelerate its work. Efforts like those of the Salt Lake City Chapter are a vital part of Ducks Unlimited’s efforts.
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For information on how you can support Ducks Unlimited’s program of wetlands conservation, contact Rob Fehr at 801-554-2741 or Kyle J. Green at 801-657-8187 for tickets and further details.