Volunteers Helping Ducks Unlimited
Future meetings will be held to promote the interaction
of our Volunteers in a relaxed setting. We hope to make these events
a fun occasion with the expectation that they will lead to an increase
in the number of Volunteers, the increased success of our Chapter
in future events, and the overall improvement of our contributions
to Ducks Unlimited.
If you wish to attend these meetings and/or volunteer
to assist Fort Collins Ducks Unlimited in our fundraising programs,
email one of our Volunteers on the contacts page at fortcollinsdu.org
We welcome all help and understand that everyone has a different level
of participation, but your contributions will help and are very much
Recent population estimates reveal that the population
levels of many species of ducks are above the long-term average. Some
of the reasons include the CRP farmland that has been temporarily
converted from farming to grasslands. Recently, this was more than
5 million acres in the Prairie Pothole region of the Dakotas. Ducks
Unlimited has also been purchasing easements in the pothole regions
that will ultimately prevent the destruction of nesting grounds during
critical nesting times. There are a significant number of farmers
waiting to put their land into easements, and as funds are available
these easements will continue to be purchased. Local DU events are
paramount to our success in raising these needed funds.
For more information on CRP, see:
here: Conservation Reserve Program
CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM WETLANDS WILL FURTHER
INCREASE DUCK NUMBERS
Our major emphasis is in pre-selling tickets to our
events. This makes for better planning and helps avoid cost overruns.
We encourage all Volunteers to create a list of people to whom they
can pre-sell tickets. We expect to minimize costs and increase attendance
at each event.
We are striving to meet our full potential as a volunteer
organization. As such we are seeking motivated individuals to join
our team. If you are, or know of anyone who may be, interested in
being part of a highly respected organization please contact one of
our Volunteers listed on our website.
We would not be successful without a great group of
Volunteers or without the support we receive from local businesses
and our dedicated sponsors.