Governor LePage Declares January 29, 2012 as the 75th Anniversary of Ducks Unlimited

January 17, 2012

For Immediate Release: January 17, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage issued the following proclamation declaring January 29, 2012 as the 75th Anniversary of Ducks Unlimited:

"WHEREAS, established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited is the world�s largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America�s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats; and

WHEREAS, Ducks Unlimited is a grassroots, volunteer-based organization whose 650,000 members are active in all 50 states, including 2,400 members in Maine, as conservationists, sportsmen and women, and outdoor enthusiasts; and

WHEREAS, the mission of Ducks Unlimited is to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America�s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people; and

WHEREAS, the vital work done by Ducks Unlimited, Inc. has been instrumental in restoring thousands of acres in Maine and millions of lost acres across the continent to their natural state, thereby ensuring the survival of wetlands and their natural flora and fauna; and

WHEREAS, Ducks Unlimited has utilized the best scientific information, best engineering technology and best restoration practices available in a cooperative approach to preserving, conserving and restoring the state�s wetlands for viable and sustainable habitat; and

WHEREAS, the staff, Board of Directors, members and especially the volunteers of Ducks Unlimited, have dedicated themselves to the ongoing restoration and wise stewardship of wetland landscapes; and

WHEREAS, the members and volunteers of Ducks Unlimited continue to work to improve wetland-related communication, education and public awareness in the matters of water and land management, sustainable use and cultural values,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAUL R. LEPAGE, do hereby recognize January 29th 2012 as


throughout the State of Maine, and urge all citizens to recognize this observance."

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