New name, same cause: Scott Le Sueur Waterfowlers work to promote habitat, education

The Scott Le Sueur Waterfowlers will continue to offer the Kids Wood Duck Box Building day in February, along with other projects to promote wildlife. (File photo)

After 52 years, the Minnesota Waterfowl Association (MWA) decided to disband earlier this year. However, the 170 local members of the Scott-Le Sueur Chapter of the organization have elected to continue with their mission of working to maintain habitat for waterfowl hunting in the area.

The chapter officially resigned its affiliation with the MWA earlier this year. “This is something we were already considering before the MWA decided to disband,” said Myron Tietz, who was president of the Scott-Le Sueur chapter. “We actually voted on it before the decision, but hadn’t yet notified the organization when they made their decision.”

The Scott Le Sueur Waterfowlers - the new name of the local organization, remains dedicated to the preservation, creation and restoration of wildlife habit throughout Minnesota. They will continue to work on various projects to restore wetland - they have done about 40 over the years. 

In addition, the organization plans to continue its educational and youth programs. This includes the popular Wood Duck Box building day, where youngsters build about 300 wood duck boxes to take home and put in their yards.

Tietz said one of the reasons they decided to withdraw from the MWA was that as the largest local chapter of the organization, they found they were....

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