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Phillips 66 supports wetland restoration across US

Latest gift supports Ducks Unlimited conservation projects in Colorado, Kansas and Texas

Fast Facts: 

Phillips 66 has contributed $1.5 million to Ducks Unlimited in the last five years.
These contributions supported wetland conservation projects in five states.
The latest slate of projects enhance public lands in Colorado, Kansas and Texas.

HOUSTON, Texas – Oct. 14, 2019 – People and wildlife in Colorado, Kansas and Texas are the latest beneficiaries of a long-standing partnership between Phillips 66 and Ducks Unlimited. The American multinational energy company headquartered in Houston recently contributed $500,000 to the world’s leader in wetlands conservation for multiple wetland restoration projects in the three states.

“Phillips 66 has been a strong partner in conservation for many years, and they have recently elevated their contributions to help us do more for wetlands, waterfowl and people in several states,” said DU Director of Development Matt Bunn. “In just the last five years, Phillips 66 has contributed $1.5 million to support important wetland restoration projects in Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, Kansas and Colorado.”

The latest suite of projects will enhance and restore wetlands on Byron Walker Wildlife Area and Kingman State Fishing Lake in Kansas, Jackson State Park in Colorado and Aransas and San Bernard National Wildlife Refuges in Texas.

“Environmental stewardship is a commitment essential to Phillips 66’s vision of providing energy and improving lives,” said Sonya Reed, senior vice president, Human Resources and Corporate Communications for Phillips 66. “We are proud to continue our relationship with Ducks Unlimited as they further their mission to restore wetlands.”

In Kansas, DU is working with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to restore several wetlands on public lands near Wichita. The Phillips 66-supported projects in Texas will restore the hurricane-damaged Myrtle Foester Whitmire Unit on Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and build 2.25 miles of shoreline protection on the north shore of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to protect marshes on San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge. In Colorado, Ducks Unlimited will install infrastructure on Jackson State Park to help managers more effectively use limited water supplies to grow the plants wildlife needs for food and cover. This park is one of the most frequented public areas in northeastern Colorado.

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Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14.5 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.

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