Ducks Unlimited was proud to host a booth for the first time last week at the 2016 Society of Environmental Journalists’ Conference, an annual gathering for those who cover issues pertaining to the environment. This year’s event took place at the DoubleTree Hotel in Sacramento, and spotlighted California’s Central Valley, home of the southern portion of the Pacific Flyway where DU has an active presence in habitat restoration.
DU representatives were able to speak directly to journalists from around the world all week, promoting the incredible work done by Ducks Unlimited volunteers and staff in the name of waterfowl conservation, while also handing out one of the conference’s most sought-after piece of swag: the DU foam duck.
The Society of Environmental Journalists was founded in 1990 by a small group of award-winning journalists, including reporters, editors, and producers working for The Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, Turner Broadcasting, Minnesota Public Radio, and National Geographic. Today, SEJ’s membership includes more than 1,200 journalists and academics working in every type of news media in the United States, Canada, Mexico and 27 other countries.