published on April 1, 2016 - 9:50 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Fresno’s Ducks Unlimited chapter was recently recognized as a top division within the nonprofit, receiving the President’s Roll of Honor for it’s fundraising work.

Each year, the list is comprised of chapters in the U.S. that raise between $65,000 and $100,000 through fundraising activities in their communities. Through the chapter efforts, Ducks Unlimited (DU) is able to pursue its mission of conserving, enhancing and restoring North America’s wetlands. 

Fresno was among six California chapters to make the 2015 list including groups in Antelope Valley, San Jose, Granite Bay and Stockton. 

“These fundraising events are the backbone of DU’s habitat conservation efforts, and the volunteers who make up these chapters are the force driving DU and helping make a difference for North American waterfowl populations,” said Paul Bonderson, DU president. “It takes a great deal of effort to break into the President’s Roll of Honor, and these chapters deserve to be congratulated by every person who enjoys their outdoors.”

The 2015 President’s Roll of Honor chapters also have the distinction of being honored during DU’s 79th National Convention in Anchorage, Alaska in June. 

“DU chapters across the country are showing that the future of waterfowl populations and the wetlands that filter our water and protect us from flooding are important to them and to their communities,” Bonderson said. “The more money we raise, the more habitat we can conserve and the closer we are to preserving our waterfowl hunting heritage.”

DU has more than 2,600 chapters nationwide, which host more than 3,900 fundraising events a year. Altogether, DU has helped fund the conservation of more than 13.6 million acres of wetlands and associated habitat since 1937. 

More information on DU’s President’s Honor Roll and distinguished chapters is available at

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