Dayton proclaims Sunday as Ducks Unlimited Day in Minnesota

Sunday is Ducks Unlimited Day in Minnesota.

According to a news release from the conservation group, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton recently signed a proclamation honoring DU for its 75th anniversary.

“Ducks Unlimited has forged solid partnerships with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Board of Water and Soil Resources, federal and county agencies, corporate partners and private landowners to foster collaborative and efficient conservation programs,” Dayton said in a news release.

DU’s founders established the group in 1937 with a mission to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. Since DU began its work in Minnesota in 1984, it has conserved nearly 184,000 acres of habitat.

“On behalf of Minnesota’s 38,000 passionate DU members, I’m proud to accept Governor Dayton’s proclamation celebrating DU’s 75th anniversary,” David Flink, Minnesota state chairman for Ducks Unlimited, said in the news release.

Ducks Unlimited’s 75th anniversary celebration will continue throughout the year with special events, merchandise, projects and promotions across North America. The Herald recently  featured an interview with Duluth writer Michael Furtman, who authored DU’s 75th anniversary book, “The Ducks Unlimited Story.”

For more information about DU and its first 75 years, click here:

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