Thirsty The Duck

1,276 supporters

THIRSTY The Duck is leading a citizen's effort to Save our Wetlands. Introduced in 1961 as the official representative of all his wildlife friends in the outdoors, THIRSTY first met the public as the symbol for WETLANDS FOR WILDLIFE at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Now THIRSTY is back and he's busy with a big public relations job - telling the wetlands story, how they are disappearing and why they must be protected and preserved.

Started 2 petitions

Petitioning Tony Evers, Wisconsin State Senate, Wisconsin State House, Robin Vos, Roger Roth, Alberta Darling, John Nygren, Amy Loudenbeck, Luther S. Olsen, Thomas Tiffany, Howard L. Marklein, Duey Stroebel, D...

"Give our Ducks A Raise" - Support increasing Wisconsin revenue for Wetlands Conservation.

Can you spare a minute to include your voice in support of increasing wetlands funding revenue in Wisconsin? Do you realize how important wetlands are? The United States EPA has stated  “Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, comparable to rain forests and coral reefs."  More than providing fish and wildlife habitat, wetlands improve water quality, store floodwaters, reduce soil erosion and sedimentation, and enhance public enjoyment of outdoor recreation opportunities.  In fact, several of Wisconsin's wetlands are recognized as Wetlands of International Importance. Your signature of support will tell Wisconsin lawmakers how you feel about increasing funding for the protection, improvement and management of wetlands and nesting habitats. Each year 100% of funding generated from the sale of Wisconsin Waterfowl Stamps is used for the management and improvement of wetlands and grassland nesting habitat. The price of the stamp has not increased in over 20 years and stamp revenues have continued to decline annually - while the need for wetlands conservation funding in Wisconsin has continued to increase. Please support “Giving our Ducks a Raise” and increasing the price of the $7 Wisconsin Waterfowl Stamp, our wetlands and wildlife depend on YOU. IMPORTANT: Do Not Contribute any Money to this petition drive, we only are asking for your signature of support and that you share this petition with others. Thank You

Thirsty The Duck
1,274 supporters