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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Local SL Ducks Unlimited varsity chapter earns honors

Local SL Ducks Unlimited varsity chapter earns honors

The SL Ducks Unlimited Varsity Chapter earned a top ten finish in the Country.

The Chapter, started in 2014, has racked up a first place finish in 2014 and 2015, and was ranked 3rd in the Country for Varsity Chapters.

With nearly 40 varsity chapters across the country, a top ten finish is a huge compliment to the dedication of the students and the community that supports them.

The Ducks Unlimited Varsity program began in 2005. Through the past 10 years, the number of active Varsity chapters in the United States has increased steadily. In 2014, 35 chapters were responsible for raisingmore than$236,500 for duck habit restoration and conservation.

Recently, the community has seen an uptick in Ducks Unlimited Projects. Projects that have been completed are the Bayou O’Lours Marsh Creation Project and the Grand Bayou Hydrology Project at Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA.

Also, on the books for 2016-2017 are two projects in the Catfish Lake area. Those include the Golden Meadow Marsh Creation Project which will create 50 acres of marsh along the levee, and the Bayou Monnaie project, which will create 80 acres of marsh.

These projects with several more in the works show a positive shift in DU projects to benefit the South Lafourche area.

SL Duck Unlimited Varsity Chapter extends thanks to the community and parents that took time out of their busy schedules and supported the chapter. With continued dedication and hard work from the students and the Chapter, there will be ducks for future generations to enjoy.