Ducks Unlimited reaches out to local youths |

Ducks Unlimited reaches out to local youths

Sarah Woods
Special to The Aspen Times
Aspen CO Colorado
Contributed photoJunior Greenwings members of the Ducks Unlimited Crystal River Chapter display the Daisy BB/pellet guns they received at a March 3 banquet in Carbondale.

CARBONDALE – On March 3, Ducks Unlimited Crystal River Chapter held its banquet at The Orchard in Carbondale. It was a terrific event, but one of the most exciting parts was the Greenwing participation this year.

Junior Greenwings are younger Ducks Unlimited members. By joining Ducks Unlimited for a cost of $15 per year, they participate in the conservation, restoration and management of wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s wetlands. A Greenwing membership is for children age 17 and younger.

Our committee made the decision to get more kids involved this year and get them outdoors to enjoy our beautiful Colorado scenery. We gave every kid a Daisy BB/pellet gun, a Primos Pro Mallard duck call and an official Ducks Unlimited fleece vest. Thanks to those sponsors who made this happen: Harry Mayer Builders, Bass Pro, Daisy Manufacturing, Primos Calls and Ducks Unlimited national headquarters.

You can certainly see by the smiles on the faces of these enthusiastic attendees how much they loved our event and what our sponsors did for them. We know our 2013 banquet will bring even more smiles to the faces of our Greenwing members.

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