Taking wetland education to heart in Manitoba
A decades-long partnership has given countless children environmental knowledge, leadership skills and a connection to nature built on respect and curiosity.
George C. Reifel: a legacy of conservation
More confirmation and recognition for George C. Reifel's incredible impact on wetland conservation in B.C. and across North America.
Guts, grit and friends in high places
The secrets of DUC's most successful annual fundraising event: the Toronto Dinner.
MarshKeepers protect nature’s treasures, one wetland at a time
MarshKeepers support on-the-ground conservation by visiting sites and recording their observations.
Raising the roof
Nest box builders pick up their hammers for many reasons but they all have one thing in common: a personal connection to wildlife and a desire to give back.
Community builder assembles 27-year conservation legacy
B.C.'s James Soutar is a conservation leader who continues bringing people together in the name of wetlands and wildlife.
Conservation that’s close to home and close to the heart
Manitoba's Robyn Yates grew up with one of the country’s flagship conservation areas and an internationally important wetland right outside her backyard. It’s a place that would ultimately shape her lifelong commitment to conservation.
Uniting passion, profession and purpose
Quebec's Benoît Douville first got to know DUC through his work, but his love for the outdoors motivated him to become more involved as a volunteer.
Volunteering strengthens community connections and family ties
New Brunswick's Sean Eidt is passing along the lessons of conservation to his young son as he continues the tradition of giving back to wetlands and wildlife.
Supporting conservation in her backyard—and beyond
Terri Taylor from P.E.I. has become a trusted and valued member of her local DUC chapter, quietly working behind the scenes to raise funds and awareness for conservation.
A life outdoors instills a passion for conservation
As a kid growing up in rural Newfoundland, the outdoors was Luke Parsons’ personal playground. Today, Parsons carries forward the conservation values instilled by his father as a DUC volunteer.
Conservation is in her nature
Nova Scotia's Angèle Scott has a strong connection with nature and the outdoors, which was forged when she was young.
A lifetime love of nature, conservation and caring
Ontario's Craig Lalonde knows a thing or two about giving back. The 25 years he’s devoted to volunteering with DUC have been his way of saying thank you to the organization that sparked his curiosity, wonder and passion when he was just a little boy.
Finding fun and fellowship for 39 years and counting
Saskatchewan's Victor Surjik has been a DUC volunteer since 1984, and his enthusiasm remains as strong today as when he started.
Rising through the ranks
After attending her first fundraising dinner more than two decades ago, Pamela Sooley now serves as the chair of DUC's Edmonton Ladies Committee.
The “Ducks Dinner”: Where tradition lives on
Fifty years ago, a group of volunteers dished up an idea to raise funds for conservation in Canada. It’s been a staple of communities across the country ever since.
Long-time supporter George Merry is living out his own natural legacy on Wolfe Island
It took a community to conserve “precious and valuable” natural shoreline on Lake Ontario
I put my mettle to the pedal in Kingston to save Canada’s wetlands
Mark Mortimer shares the story of his journey on the first annual Kingston Ride for Conservation
Reconnecting with the outdoors
Volunteering with DUC provides Alex Resvick a sense of peace and connections to family and friends.
Make time for charitable causes close to your heart
To all the incredible DUC volunteers across the country, know that you are a true testament to the good that happens when people work together toward a common purpose. Never underestimate the impact of your actions.
Honouring an old friend with new commitments to conservation
Rob Harmon is keeping the fun in fundraising in Frontenac County and has been named Ontario's Volunteer of the Year.
At home in the outdoors
Angèle Scott's strong personal connection to wetland conservation coupled with her outstanding volunteer service earned her the title of DUC’s Volunteer of the Year in Nova Scotia.
Volunteer leadership that’s on the mark
Roger Giddings is as down to earth as they come. The sharpshooting, lifelong conservationist from Charlottetown has been volunteering with DUC for 12 years.
All in for conservation
A volunteer from Wabush, a small community in the western tip of Labrador, Luke Parsons believes wetland conservation is more than just a worthy cause—it’s a way of life.