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Ohio Valley Ducks Unlimited Holds Banquet

By Staff | Nov 11, 2009

The Ohio Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual fundraising banquet at the 4-H grounds, Mollohan Center, Route 7/20 in New Martinsville on Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.

The “Ducks Unlimited Success Story” said committee chairman Don Mason is “one that makes me proud to be a volunteer.”

Local Ducks Unlimited fundraising events held throughout the country last year contributed over $213 million toward Ducks Unlimited Wetlands Conservation efforts.

Each year the United States alone loses more than 80,000 acres of wetland habitat.

Since its inception, Ducks Unlimited has raised over $2.7 billion and enhanced and restored our 12 million habitat acres encompassing over 18,000 wetland projects in the U.S. in an effort to reverse the destructive trend. Wetlands improve the overall health of our environment by recharging and purifying groundwater, moderating floods, and reducing soil erosion.

Wetlands are nature’s most productive ecosystems, providing critical habitat to more than 900 wildlife species.

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.

For information on how you can support Ducks Unlimited’s program of Wetlands Conservation, contact Don Mason at 304-455-3228 for tickets and details.

This year’s major event sponsor is Chesapeake Energy.