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Ducks Unlimited celebrates 75th anniversary

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The Carson Valley Ducks Unlimited Committee will host its 31st annual benefit dinner at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club in Genoa on 5 p.m. Feb. 11 to celebrate the organization’s 75th anniversary.

“We are looking forward to a great crowd at this year’s banquet,” said Scott Shattuck, new chairman of the Carson Valley DU chapter. “Everyone is welcome at the banquet, which will feature auctions and raffles of wildlife and sporting art, special 75th anniversary items and goods and services donated by area businesses. Proceeds from the event will support DU’s wetlands and waterfowl habitat conservation efforts in Nevada, the United States, Canada and Mexico.”

Ducks Unlimited was founded in 1937 to provide for the lifecycle needs of North America’s migratory waterfowl by protecting, restoring, enhancing and managing important wetlands and associated uplands.

The Carson Valley event is one of the 4,500 fundraising events, conservation project dedications and other celebrations being held across the country this year in honor of the 75th anniversary.

“We’re looking forward to a great benefit dinner this year,” said Nevada State Chairman John Larson. “This special event gives us the opportunity to share in the celebration of DU’s 75th anniversary while welcoming Scott Shattuck as Carson Valley’s new chairman. We hope our Nevada members will join us for this exciting time.”

Tickets for the Carson Valley dinner include a one-year membership, hat, Italian buffet dinner and one door prize entry. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ducks.org/nevada or call Scott at (760) 221-3431, or John at 267-9876. Single tickets are $70, couples are $110 and Greenwings (age 17 and under) are $35.

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For more information, contact Shattuck at (760) 221-3431 or John or Patti Larson at 267-4222.

Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats.