Ozarka Brand Natural Spring Water and Ducks Unlimited Partner to Restore East Texas Wetlands
$30,000 gift from Ozarka will enhance wetlands for waterfowl, wildlife.
Hawkins, TX –-(AmmoLand.com)- Ozarka Brand Natural Spring Water has donated $30,000 to Ducks Unlimited for wetland conservation efforts in Texas.
The partnership is designed to benefit wetlands throughout Texas and around Ozarka’s bottled water facility in Hawkins.
“Ozarka fully recognizes the importance of wetlands to protecting clean water as well as to waterfowl and wildlife habitat,” Sean Stone, DU Director of Development said.
“They practice sustainable water management, utilizing the resource responsibly while ensuring an ample supply is available to support a healthy wetlands environment. Expanding on that environmental stewardship, Ozarka’s generous grant will not only improve wetlands surrounding their own facility, but will also support wetland restoration efforts along the Texas Gulf Coast.”
Ozarka’s bottling facility is located on a 2,500-acre site containing an abundance of high quality springs and spring-fed forested wetlands.
“We are very excited to be involved with Ducks Unlimited, the world leader in wetlands conservation, and are proud to partner with an organization that shares our passion for the environment and sustainable land management practices,” said David Feckley, Senior Natural Resource Manager for Ozarka. “Our bottling operations in Hawkins only use a small portion of water for bottling, leaving the majority to supply the wetlands downstream. It is our goal through this partnership to ensure these waters are managed in a way that sustains wetlands and their associated species, and to support important wetlands conservation initiatives throughout the Lone Star State.”
In Hawkins, active wetland management will improve wetland areas that provide critical habitat for migratory and wintering waterfowl and benefit breeding wood ducks and other resident waterbirds and wildlife species. Ducks Unlimited biologists and engineers expect this partnership and the associated projects to continue through 2010.
Ozarka® Brand Natural Spring Water, founded in 1905, has led bottled water sales in Texas for three decades. Based in Dallas, TX, Ozarka has been a division of Nestlé Waters North America Inc. since 1987. Central to the leadership of Nestlé Waters North America Inc. is its 34-year history and single-focus on producing bottled water products. The company’s dedication to product quality, manufacturing expertise, efficient production, employee development and environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and packaging, has helped Nestlé Waters become the number one bottled water company in the U.S. To reach success, the company follows its credo: Respect for each other, respect for the environment, and respect for the community. To learn more, please visit www.ozarkawater.com and www.nestle-watersna.com
About Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 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.