Conservation and energy companies working together for Texas Coast

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ducksDucks Unlimited and Phillips 66, a logistics and energy manufacturing company, are combining forces to help with coastal restoration along the Texas Gulf Coast. Phillips 66 also presented Ducks Unlimited with $75,000 for the company to continue their restoration of wetlands along the Gulf Coast of Texas as well.

Ducks Unlimited and energy manufacturing and logistics company Phillips 66 reviewed the fruits of their combined coastal restoration efforts during a project tour yesterday. Phillips 66 also presented DU with $75,000 to continue restoring wetlands on public lands along the Texas Gulf Coast.

“Phillips 66 is truly committed to corporate responsibility,” DU Director of Development Matt Bunn said. “They have supported our restoration efforts in Texas for several years, providing important habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife and outdoor recreational opportunities for their employees and millions of others who visit these areas.”

Members of DU’s development and conservation staffs, along with Phillips 66 Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagement Claudia Kreisle and Supervisor of Philanthropy and Community Relations Ed Thayer, toured the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, examined shoreline protecting rock breakwaters and discussed potential projects for future restoration efforts.

“At Phillips 66, we understand the same coastal wetlands millions of migratory birds depend on each year provide protection for the energy industry’s infrastructure, produce much of the nation’s seafood and give people from all over the opportunity to enjoy some time outdoors with their families and friends,” Kreisle said.

The Gulf Coast wetlands of Texas and Louisiana comprise the continent’s most significant waterfowl wintering grounds and are a level one priority for Ducks Unlimited’s wetland conservation work. Through their support of the Gulf Coast Initiative, Phillips 66 is helping DU ensure that up to 15 million waterfowl will find a place to stay each winter.

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 13.6 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.