Partnering with Ducks Unlimited for Wetlands Conservation
Unimin to donate $1 million to Ducks Unlimited over the next five years
Unimin is pleased to support wetlands conservation through our long-standing partnership with Ducks Unlimited. Through a $1 million donation over the next five years, we will help to conserve 500,000 acres of habitat in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
“We are incredibly thankful for Unimin Corporation’s continued generosity and support,” said Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall. “This support helps safeguard wetlands and waterfowl for years to come across the continent. We will continue to work with Unimin to provide abundant, clean water resources, along with increasing biodiversity and sustainability on key landscapes, including providing habitat for pollinators, waterfowl and other wildlife where Unimin employees, contractors, and customers live and work.”
In 2012, DU launched the Rescue Our Wetlands campaign with 16 initiatives that regionalized their landscape conservation efforts. Unimin’s gift will support those conservation initiatives which encompass 20 Unimin facilities across the continent:
- Big Rivers, covering the upper Mississippi River basin
- Living Lakes, emphasizing the shallow lakes of Minnesota and Iowa
- America’s River and Gulf Coast, encompassing the lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley and Gulf Coast
- Completing the Cycle, focused on key wetlands from West Virginia to Maine
- Southeast Wetlands, encompassing the southeast quadrant of the US with a strong focus on protecting private lands from high-density development
- Southern Prairies and Playas, focused on protecting playa lakes and prairies in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico
“Unimin is excited about extending our partnership with Ducks Unlimited for another five years,” said Campbell Jones, CEO, Unimin. “We recognize the responsibility and privilege we have been given in the land and resources under our control and our partnership with Ducks Unlimited helps us to further deliver tangible results on the landscape and in the communities we serve.
Watch the Ducks Unlimited video which talks about our partnership.