Across the country, passionate people are banding together to create a healthier world.
They’re conserving Canada’s wetlands to protect our water, our wildlife and our future. These people are DUC volunteers…and they’re a force for conservation in your community. DUC appreciates and values every one of our volunteers who give life to our conservation work.
Recognizing outstanding members of our flock
The following volunteers have been recognized for making outstanding contributions to DUC in their respective provinces.
Read the profiles of each of these exceptional DUC volunteers to learn what motivates them to give back to Canada’s wetlands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.