The New London Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold their 33rd Annual Fundraising Banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Crystal Falls Banquet Hall in New London. A
ctivities will include dinner, numerous raffles, silent auction, and a verbal auction. Dozens of guns will be available to win, and numerous door prizes will be given away.
The cost is $60 per person; a sponsorship opportunity is also available for $250. Funds from these banquets are used to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands for waterfowl and thousands of other species of wildlife that use the marshes and wetlands as part of their annual life cycle needs.
The benefit of the work DU does in Wisconsin is large scale and has immense benefits. To date, projects along the Wolf River and the watersheds flowing into the wolf river are as follows.
-178 Total Projects
-14,102 Acres Conserved
-$2,634,554.41 Invested by Ducks Unlimited
In addition to providing important breeding habitat for waterfowl, these projects provide spawning habitat critical for walleye and sturgeon in the Lake Winnebago and Wolf River systems and act as natural filters for sediment and pollutants that would severely limit the natural productivity of the Wolf River. “These projects are large scale and expensive, but the benefits are worth are the investment” says DU Regional Director Chris Anderson.
To date, Ducks Unlimited is approaching 100,000 acres conserved in Wisconsin. In 2009 DU spent $2.2 million dollars on habitat projects in the state and already has $3 million dollars in projects budgeted for 2010. These numbers far exceed the amount of money Ducks Unlimited raises in Wisconsin.
For more information, contact Peter Kurth at (920) 716-4415, Doug Noel at (920) 982-9992, or Ozzie Radtke at (920)-250-2131.