Wetland conservation: an investment in "green jobs" — Ducks Unlimited Canada
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Wetland conservation: an investment in "green jobs"

Have you ever thought about the jobs involved in restoring wetlands?

July 17, 2020
Restored spillway at an Ontario DUC wetland project.
Restored spillway at an Ontario DUC wetland project. © DUC

We support “green jobs” across Canada, hiring the skills we need to help us restore wetlands in rural communities. We’re working both ends of the shovel for ducks and for people in Ontario.

Over two years (2018-2020), we completed 245 wetland projects in Ontario—an investment of $9.3 million that delivered $5.8 million in “green jobs” to rural service contractors. 

There’s more. That investment also delivered 17,500 acres (7,082 hectares) of natural green infrastructure, with ecosystem services valued at $12 million supporting wildlife habitats, clean water and flood mitigation in those same communities.

Let your friends and colleagues know that wetlands should be part of our economic recovery.

Wetlands are natural infrastructure

An economic summary of our economic contributions.
An economic summary of our economic contributions. © DUC

Do you believe in the value of wetlands?

Share your concern for the future of forests, grasslands and wetlands.

Together, we can make a green recovery.