Ducks Unlimited Canada

Ducks Unlimited Canada

September 08, 2015 11:37 ET

Media Advisory: Invitation to Media Only-Legacy Greenwing Dedication at Chappell Marsh

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Sept. 8, 2015) - Youth are the future of conservation in Canada and DUC works hard to build relationships with Canadian youth. The Legacy Greenwing Membership is a unique DUC membership that has been offered to anyone under 18 years of age.

This membership was designed to ignite a passion for nature and establish a relationship DUC's conservation work. The 2015 Legacy Greenwing Dedication is a significant event for DUC and thus deserved a special location for the festivities. It was only fitting that the Chappell Marsh Conservation Area was chosen to host.

The Chappell Marsh Conservation Area was chosen for the 2015 dedication site due to its beauty and ease of access. Located just on the edge of Saskatoon, this 148-acre conservation area is wholly-dedicated to the restoration and conservation of prairie wetland habitat and public education on the value of wetlands. Nature enthusiasts go to the Chappell Marsh Conservation Area to experience the richness of a true prairie parkland landscape and enjoy exploring the five groomed nature trails complete with interpretive stations, benches and a shelter for educational programming.

DUC invites local media to attend this historic event at the Chappell Marsh Conservation Area near Saskatoon where youth from across North America will be honoured with a plaque unveiling.

You are invited to attend this special dedication ceremony:

Date: September 12, 2015
Location: Chappell Marsh Conservation Area (Map will be sent to those who RSVP).
Time: 11:00 a.m. with lunch to follow. Photo and interview opportunities are available.
*Interview opportunities include DUC and RBC representatives including DUC President Jim Couch and Michael Delainey, Regional Vice President, RBC Saskatchewan.
Lunch RSVP: Barbara Hanbidge at b_hanbidge@ducks.ca or call 306-222-4806.

*The Chappell Marsh Conservation Area Legacy Greenwing Project is one of several Ducks Unlimited Saskatchewan projects supported by funding from the RBC Blue Water Project. The RBC Blue Water Project is focused on supporting awareness, education and initiatives that protect water in towns, cities, and urbanized areas. In 2014, Ducks Unlimited was the recipient of a $100,000 RBC Blue Water Leadership Grant.

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

The RBC Blue Water Project is a historic, wide-ranging, 10-year global commitment to help protect the world's most precious natural resource: fresh water. Since 2007, RBC has pledged nearly C$44 million to more than 740 charitable organizations worldwide that protect watersheds and promote access to clean drinking water, with an additional $8.8 million pledged to universities for water programs. For further information, visit www.rbc.com/bluewater.

Contact Information

  • For more information or to request DUC/RBC
    Blue Water Project Logos, please contact:
    Chelsea Manz, Communications Specialist, Saskatchewan
    Ducks Unlimited Canada
    Office: 306-359-2233 or Cell: 306-535-6777
    c_manz@ducks.ca