Ducks Unlimited sets banquet |

Ducks Unlimited sets banquet

Staff reports

The Carson Valley chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual fund-raising banquet Feb. 26 at the Carson Valley Inn.

The event raises funds for the national Ducks Unlimited organization, which has supported restoration of wetlands since the 1930s.

With 740,000 members, it is the world’s largest private waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization.

Many of the members were enrolled through one of the group’s 3,500 local chapters.

Ducks Unlimited has raised more than $1.2 billion to conserve more than 8.6 million acres of vital wildlife habitat in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

According to the national organization, the work of ducks Unlimited is more important now than ever. The United States has lost 53 percent of its original wetlands and continues to lose 174,000 wetland acres every year.

Some states, like California, have lost more than 90 percent of their wetlands.

The annual banquet will begin with refreshments at 4:30 p.m. followed by dinner and silent auction, regular auction and raffle.

Tickets are (for drakes only) $25 for membership in the chapter and $25 for dinner, for a total of $50.

For ticket information, call Bob Centers, (530) 308-8550 or (530) 673-8947.