Wetlands America Trust (WAT) recently elected George Dunklin as one of its newest trustees. The WAT board is the land trust arm of Ducks Unlimited (DU) – a world leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation. WAT is one of the largest accredited land trusts in the country.
WAT oversees DU’s endowment and land holdings, including conservation easements. Not only has WAT been successful with this charge, trustees have individually taken up the mantle to introduce DU and its conservation mission to their friends, family and colleagues.
“With his recent philanthropic commitment which supports our highest conservation priories in the West, George joins the ranks as one of Ducks Unlimited’s most generous leaders,” said Dan Thiel, WAT’s chief operating officer. “His philanthropic support is an excellent expression of concern for North America’s disappearing wetlands and his confidence in DU’s conservation efforts.”
Dunklin has built a lasting legacy within the Ducks Unlimited family, beginning as a grassroots volunteer more than three decades ago. From there, he moved through the ranks to become Arkansas state chairman, an at-large member of DU’s board of directors, senior advisory vice president for conservation, first vice president, president and chairman.