3rd Annual Seneca Falls duck nesting box build

The Seneca Falls Chapter Ducks Unlimited recently held their 3rd annual wood duck nesting box build at Kuneytown Sportsmens Club and it was the most well attended duck nesting box build to date. Along with the Ducks Unlimited Greenwings, members of Boy Scout Troop 75 and members of the local 4H group attended. Scouts were able to earn 1 or 2 badges – woodworking and conservation based on their participation level in the project. This was the largest build ever for the group. 13 boys and girls ranging in age from 8 to 16 years old along with their Moms and Dads or Guardians attended the 3rd annual event. The youth built a total of 14 nesting boxes and 6 were placed within the 1100 acre Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve. “The Seneca Meadows Wetlands is an ideal spot to install these nesting boxes, and the landfill has been completely supportive of our conservation efforts,” offered area chairman Mike Ernst. “Mark [Benjamin] and Ben [Zimmerman] go to great lengths to make sure we have the support we need.” The annual partnership between Seneca Falls Ducks Unlimited and Seneca Meadows was established to promote environmental conservation with area youth organizations. Ducks Unlimited approached the landfill on ideas to engage youth activities outdoors, and to utilize this approach to address environmental conservation needs for future generations. “Seneca Meadows has a proven track record of protecting the environment for our future generations, and this youth project helps carry these ideals into the future,” added Ernst. Those interested in joining Ducks Unlimited should contact area chairman Mike Ernst at 315-568-6710.

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