OHIO, Ottawa SWCD – When the fiscal year closed for Ducks Unlimited just over a month ago, there needed to be some extensive measuring, figuring, and calculating done to arrive at the number that represents the grand total for the work the organization did in the Buckeye State between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.
Ducks Unlimited put $3.3 million to use in Ohio in that time frame, supporting a variety of conservation projects. DU was able to conserve 2,585 acres of waterfowl habitat with those funds,
Through partnerships with the Ohio Division of Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with several grant sources, DU helped restore or enhance nearly 250 acres of wetlands on private land in northwest and northeast Ohio. The Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District was also involved in the projects in the northwest region.