For over 30 years, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has been working in the South Cariboo to conserve the area’s wetlands and waterfowl habitat. On March 29, they will be hosting a fundraising banquet at the Cache Creek Community Hall to help make sure that work can continue.
The annual dinner and live auction is a highly anticipated, volunteer coordinated event in the community and raises funds for wetland conservation. The evening includes special raffles and numerous door prizes as well as supper.
“It’s critical that we continue conserving the natural areas in this region, which are so important to wildlife and to all of us,” says Ken Johnson, manager of event and volunteer relations for DUC.
Established in 1938, DUC has grown from humble beginnings to become a world leader in wetland conservation. Over 6.3 million acres of marshes, ponds and other associated habitat have been conserved through more than 9,000 projects. The nearby 59 Mile Marsh project is just one example of DUC’s work in our own backyard.
Wetlands are valuable natural resources that provide many environmental and economic benefits. They filter water and provide safe, secure water sources; reduce flooding, drought and erosion; provide essential habitat for waterfowl and wildlife; lessen climate change impacts and offer recreational and learning opportunities in nature.
Despite these benefits, 80 acres of wetlands are lost every day. This is the equivalent of about 45 soccer fields every 24 hours.
“When you attend a DUC dinner with DUC, it’s joining a social network of people with a common goal. We have such a great time while supporting a worthy cause,” says Johnson.
To learn more or to purchase tickets for the dinner, call: Sandy 250-457-9560 or Vivian 250-457-9213.
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at www.ducks.ca