Ducks Unlimited recognized long-time volunteer and major sponsor Dr. Chris Dorow and his wife, Genna, at a special tribute event at the historic Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane, Washington in September. The dinner spotlighted Dorow’s many contributions to wetland habitat conservation with Ducks Unlimited in the Pacific Northwest and on a national level across North America.
“We were honored to recognize Chris for his tremendous volunteer support to Ducks Unlimited,” said Paul Boehne, Western Region vice president for Ducks Unlimited. “Chris recognizes the mission of Ducks Unlimited and has translated that into dedicated service at the national and local levels. His leadership has been an inspiration to hundreds of volunteers throughout the organization and recognizing the giving of his time and treasure was a joy to celebrate.”
Dorow is a strong supporter and advocate for DU’s conservation mission. As a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, he has worked tirelessly to advance solutions to the habitat and environmental issues affecting the region. The Dorow Tribute raised over $500,000 in cash and new commitments for DU’s Wings and Wetlands Initiative (WA/OR/ID) and highest priority conservation areas. A plaque will be dedicated in his honor at a DU wetland project in Washington state in the spring of 2019, listing those who participated with a Major Sponsor commitment.
Chris first became involved in wetlands conservation through DU’s Othello Chapter in 1995 and has since then held leadership positions within the state, including as a DU Chapter Chairman, District Chairman, Area Chairman, State Chairman. He currently serves as Washington State Campaign Chairman and Public Policy Chairman. At the national level, Dorow served on the Board of Directors as Regional Vice President and Senior Flyway Vice President for the Pacific Flyway, and currently serves on the following DU national committees: Conservation Programs Committee and National Development Committee.