Ducks Unlimited banquet raises $20,000 for wetlands
A recent Ducks Unlimited Canada banquet fundraiser exceeded expectations by raising $20,000 for wetlands protection and enhancement.
“We raised much needed funds to put into effect our ambitious plans for healthy, abundant wetlands and water,” said Ducks Unlimited member Byron Cooke. “For every one dollar raised, $0.85 is invested in conservation and research. Furthermore funds raised in B.C. stay in B.C.
The DUC organization has grown over the years, and is now Canada’s most respected wetlands conservation organization, Cooke noted.
DUC’s 2005 Okanagan Plan identified our valley as a priority for water and wetland enhancement and preservation.
Areas that can benefit from the $20,000 raised include Cool’s Pond, Swan Lake, Oyama Marsh, Vaseux Marsh, McCall Lake, and Brandt’s Creek wetlands.