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Important Announcement from MWA

By MWA, 09/06/19, 11:00AM CDT


Announcement From the MWA Board of Directors

The Minnesota Waterfowl Association’s (MWA) Board of Directors regrets to announce, after 52 years of outstanding wetlands restoration, land conservation and our outstanding educational efforts, a decision has been made to dissolve the Organization effective September 30, 2019.

Times have changed in the waterfowl and conservation world, and the old duck men are fading into the sunset. Due to an aging and declining use base in waterfowl hunting and conservation a trend has developed over the last decade or so which points to the reality of the time. Declining duck populations, Duck Stamp sales, access and declining membership are all indicators which contributed to this decision.

Organizational growth depends on recruiting a younger and / or interested conservation generation. MWA’s inability to recruit this needed generation made it difficult for MWA to meet its obligations and forced the decision to dissolve this time-honored conservation group.

MWA acknowledges and tips its hat to our Founders, our Membership, our Volunteers and our Conservation Partners. The Minnesota Waterfowl Association, Inc. will cease to exist as of September 30, 2019.

Thank you for your support and dedication.

John Schroers
Chairman of the Board