Ducks Unlimited Canada

Ducks Unlimited Canada

October 17, 2015 14:00 ET

Ducks Unlimited Canada Celebrates Serpentine WMA renewal

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 17, 2015) - Surrey residents gathered at Serpentine Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on Oct. 17 for a family BBQ to mark the return of the wetland with the unveiling of new signage for its 30th anniversary.

This summer, Ducks Unlimited Canada decided to take advantage of drought conditions and attempt to get rid of invasive Parrot's Feather (myriophyllum aquaticum), an aquarium plant which is taking over the wetland.

"It's likely from people dumping their aquariums in the Serpentine Marsh," said Dan Buffet, head of B.C. coastal conservation for DUC. "We made some progress keeping it at bay this year, but more work is needed to eradicate it completely."

Serpentine WMA was one of DUC's first projects in British Columbia and offers a spot to refuel for migratory and wintering ducks from across the province and beyond. This BBQ was an opportunity for the community to toast to one of its favourite places, where residents can enjoy wildlife right outside their door.

The event also marked the provincial launch of Rescue Our Wetlands, a $2 billion campaign to conserve wetlands here in B.C. and all across North America.

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at ducks.ca.

Contact Information

  • Peter McCartney
    Communications Coordinator
    Ducks Unlimited Canada
    Phone: 604.592.5006 (office) or 778.239.1935 (cell)
    p_mccartney@ducks.ca