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Banquet Set to Support Wetland Conservation
By Tourism Industry Partner
TULSA – Mark your calendars... the "Goood Ol' Boys" chapter of Ducks Unlimited is holding its 27th Annual Spring Banquet Friday, March 4, 2011 at 5:30pm at the Home Builders Association of Tulsa, 11345 E. 43rd St.
The annual event raises tens of thousands of dollars for wetland habitat restoration and conservation. Entire ecosystems vital to waterfowl populations hang in the balance. Despite all that's been accomplished together, 80,000 acres of wetland habitat are lost every year.
To date, the "Goood Ol' Boys" chapter has raised $650,000. The chapter has set a goal of being the first chapter in Oklahoma to raise one million dollars for wetland and wildlife conservation across the United States.
"Ducks Unlimited has been able to accomplish so much," said Bill Dodd, Goood Ol' Boys chapter member. "Thanks to the work of DU members and their support, we have conserved more than 12 million acres of vital wetland habitat across North America."
Tickets are $45 and include admission to the banquet, as well as a one-year membership to Ducks Unlimited. Greenwings (17 and under) can attend the event for $15.
Attendees can participate in the live auction and silent auction, as well as several opportunities to win thousands of dollars in prizes.
Ducks Unlimited is the world's largest non-profit 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.