Wood duck volunteer request
- Thursday, February 26, 2004, - Greetings Mendocino county birders. I
have just been contacted by Rickie Breaux, Volunteer Chairman of the
California Wood Duck Program (California Waterfowl Association), concerning
the need for a volunteer "district manager" for the wood duck program in
the North Coast area. Many of you remember the late Malcolm King, who
held this volunteer position with much enthusiasm for several years before
his tragic accidental death. Malcolm cooperated with a number of agencies
and landowners throughout the region and established many wood duck nest
box locations. These nest boxes need routine checking and maintenance for
them to be successful to the wood ducks and to the program. Malcolm also
spent time educating the public and especially our youth about the program.
If there is anyone out there with the desire to volunteer their time to
head up this program locally I'm sure you will be well rewarded with
gratitude and a sense of accomplishment for seeing results in the wood duck
population. Mr. Breaux said that there are some resources available to
help the volunteer out ... but I am uncertain as to what these resources
are. CWA will provide training... even to the point of allowing the
volunteer to leg band the ducks.
If anyone is interested please contact: Rickie J.
Thanks, Bob Keiffer
Robert J. Keiffer
Principal Supt. of Agriculture
UC Hopland Research & Extension Center
4070 University Road
Hopland, CA 95449
(707) 744-1424 FAX (707) 744-1040
HREC website: http://danrrec.ucdavis.edu/hopland/home_page.html
"It is not the critic who counts... not the one who points out how the
strong person stumbles... or where the doer of deeds could have done
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