Support for wildlife group is appreciated

The Sauk Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited would like to thank all those who participated in any way with the Feb. 22 banquet and auction fundraiser at the Dixon VFW.

Sincere thanks go to all the donors, attendees, ticket purchasers, sponsors, underwriters, advertisers, food vendors, committee members, and local businesses who helped make the event a success. Without local support, the wetland and waterfowl conservation efforts simply would not happen.

Through many efforts, more than 11 million acres of North American wetlands have been conserved, restored or enhanced since 1937.

This not only supports numerous species of ducks and geese, but also more than 900 species of threatened and endangered animals that share critical wetland habitat.

Note to readers: Tony Baratta is a committee member for the Ducks Unlimited chapter.