FOX LAKE – The Chain O’ Lakes chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host its 29th annual membership banquet on Feb. 24. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. at Maravela’s Banquet Hall, 4 Washington St., Fox Lake.
“We are looking forward to a great crowd at this year’s event,” committee Chairman Frank Lemcke said in a news release. “Everyone is welcome at the banquet, which will feature auctions and raffles of wildlife and sporting art, as well as goods and services donated by area businesses. Proceeds from the event will go to support DU’s wetlands and waterfowl habitat conservation efforts in Illinois, the U.S., Canada and Mexico.”
Ducks Unlimited was formed to provide for the life cycle needs of North America’s migratory waterfowl by protecting, restoring, enhancing, and managing important wetlands and associated uplands. It is the world’s largest private sector waterfowl, wetlands and wildlife conservation organization, with more than 1 million supporters and members in the U.S.
Since its inception in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has raised nearly $2 billion and conserved nearly 11 million acres of habitat throughout North America.
For information, call Frank Lemcke at 262-909-6130 or Bill Beckmeyer at 630-697-6533.