Tallahassee, FL ., March 29, 2011 - The Tallahassee Chapter of Ducks
Unlimited was recently named one of DU's Top 100 Chapters. The Top 100 Chapters are among Ducks Unlimited's most successful chapters throughout the nation. Each year, the list is reserved for the top 100 chapters that raise up to $100,000 in grassroots income for DU's conservation mission. Chapters raising more than $100,000 are recognized by the President's Elite award.
"I thank all our top 100 chapters and the volunteers who have made an
extraordinary effort to raise a substantial amount of money for
conservation this year," DU President John Pope said.
The Tallahassee Chapter has earned a spot on the Top 100 list out of the
more than 2,700 DU Chapters nationwide. DU's grassroots system has
become a model for other conservation organizations worldwide and has
helped conserve more than 12 million acres of waterfowl habitat since
"These top 100 chapters exemplify DU's grassroots system," said Jim
West, DU's chief fundraising officer. "Volunteers within these chapters
are showing that the future of waterfowl populations and wetlands that
filter our drinking water are important to them and their communities.
Every volunteer's passion for waterfowl conservation is the catalyst for
DU's perennial fundraising success."
Ducks Unlimited is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated
to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl
habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than
12 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million
supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to
program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to
fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.