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Conservation group sponsors fundraiser

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BY AMELIA HARPER
Staff Writer

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The new chapter of Ducks Unlimited at N.C. Wesleyan College is hosting a “Fishing Frenzy” on Thursday to raise money for wetlands conservation.

The new chapter started last fall and is hoping to raise funds and awareness for the need to preserve America’s wetlands.

“Andrew Pelletier, our chairman, and I were talking about this a while back and we both said that we wanted to look back in 20 years and say that we started a successful chapter,” said Dustin Wood, treasurer of the newly-formed chapter.

Wood said the group, which is now comprised of about 15 members, is concerned about the environment. 

“The main reason that we wanted to start a Ducks Unlimited chapter at N.C Wesleyan College is so that we can help make a difference to help conserve wetlands. It helps ensure there will be ducks for future generations to hunt. It also helps with flooding when we conserve wetlands near the coast,” Wood said.

The group’s first major fundraiser will be an indoor fishing tournament that will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Rocky Mount Shrine Club at 320 Airport Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the event is expected to last until about 10 p.m.

Pre-ordered tickets to the event cost $25 per person, $40 for couples and $15 for youth ages 17 and under.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, go to https://tinyurl.com/ncwesleyanfishing

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