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  • Ontario
  • Provincial

Celebrate Duck Day at Tim Horton’s Onondaga Farms

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: Tim Horton’s Onondaga Farms For more information contact Joanne Barbazza, Communications Specialist at j_barbazza@ducks.ca or download our event invitation. 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 … Continued

September 29, 2015
  • Ontario
  • Provincial

Combining green with grey. A solution to climate change?

Today, at The Riverwood Conservancy in Mississauga, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), in partnership with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), announced new research to investigate the value of wetlands to control flooding in southern Ontario. With funding from RBC Blue Water Project and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the two organizations have joined forces … Continued

September 15, 2015
  • National

Ducks Unlimited Canada pleased that wetland conservation is now an issue in the federal election

“We welcome the Prime Minister’s proposed commitment to invest in wildlife habitat conservation,” said DUC president Jim Couch. “The Wildlife Conservation and Enhancement Program announced today would be a step forward for wetland restoration and for our country’s migratory bird populations. The fact is, Canada currently loses almost 12,000 hectares of wetlands each year. These … Continued

September 4, 2015
  • Provincial
  • Saskatchewan

Sound mitigation needed to complete Responsible Drainage Regulations

“If a wetland must be destroyed for development, wetland mitigation protocols ensure the values and benefits that wetland provided are replaced in an appropriate manner,” says Jim Couch, DUC president. “There have been great strides forward in recognizing that responsible drainage is critical for Saskatchewan. Now, we must effectively address the need for sound mitigation. … Continued

September 2, 2015
  • Manitoba
  • Provincial

Ducks Unlimited Canada partners with Street Capital Financial Corporation

Ducks Unlimited Canada is partnering with Street Capital Financial Corporation to offer preferred mortgage program benefits to DUC supporters. Through this affinity partnership, DUC supporters will benefit from valuable savings, while helping contribute to important wetland conservation efforts. “We’re excited about this partnership with Street Capital Financial Corporation. Our supporters do so much to benefit … Continued

August 19, 2015
  • Provincial
  • Yukon & Northwest Territories

Thaidene Nëné talks to create first park-by-consensus

Wetlands dominate the 14,000 square kilometer site for the proposed Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve (pronounced: Th-eye-den-nay Nen-nay) on the east arm of Great Slave Lake. It’s a landscape defined by water. Thousands of ducks, geese and swans start their lives here each year alongside a vast array of other wildlife. “Waterfowl from all over … Continued

July 29, 2015
  • Ontario
  • Provincial

Wetlands and the community benefit from youth workers

20-year old, Sidney Coll, is one of five local youths spending the next several weeks carrying-out much needed repairs to area wetlands, as members of Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Stewardship Youth Ranger (SYR) program – an eight-week, summer program that was developed to give young people the opportunity to work outdoors on … Continued

  • Ontario
  • Provincial

Oshawa Second Marsh makeover postponed

In the spring, the City of Oshawa, Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority, Friends of Second Marsh and Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) joined forces to give nature a helping hand. The partners began a Second Marsh drawdown project to help ensure that the marsh continues to function as a healthy wetland that supports a diverse wildlife … Continued

July 28, 2015
  • Manitoba
  • Provincial

Life on the Water calendar photo contest winners annouced

Today, 12 winning photos were selected by a panel of DUC judges. They will fill the pages of DUC’s 2016 wall calendar in the following order: January – Bill Kendall – River otter on the run February – Kyle Nelner – Icy redhead March – Terry Hlywka – Reflections of the waterfowl April – Davan … Continued

  • Nova Scotia
  • Provincial

ACOA announces $400,000 in funding for Nova Scotia Wetland and Wildlife Park

Parliamentary Secretary Scott Armstrong made the announcement at the interpretive centre on July 28, along with Nova Scotia MLA Margaret Miller, who announced that DNR will also be contributing $200,000 to the project. DUC will also be matching funds by raising $200,000. Over the past year, DUC and the Department of Natural Resources have conducted … Continued

  • Ontario
  • Provincial

Future of Ontario’s Wetlands Looking Brighter

Today’s release of the “Wetland Conservation in Ontario Discussion Paper” is an important action by the Ontario government to address wetland loss and ensure Ontario communities continue to benefit from the services that wetlands provide. The paper is a key step towards the development of a much-needed strategic plan of action for Ontario wetlands. Among … Continued

July 27, 2015
  • National

DUC staff are “dipping their paddles” and sharing their stories

“Dip Your Paddle” encourages staff to take DUC branded paddles to places where their work is making a difference. Here, they’re snapping photos and tweeting their stories using the #DipYourPaddle hashtag. “Every day, our work benefits places and people all across the country,” says Greg Siekaniec, DUC’s chief executive officer. “This is our chance to … Continued

July 20, 2015