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After much discussion, we're ready to start raising funds to join the Delta Waterfowl "Adopt A Pothole" program and sponsor the wetlands in the name of "NodakOutdoors.com" :beer: .

Landowners involved with Adopt-A-Pothole accept a 10-year lease agreement not to clear, cultivate, drain, burn, spray, graze, or hay the uplands and wetlands within the contract area. Areas surrounding wetlands are often sown to Dense Nesting Cover (DNC). See the Delta web site for additional details on this program: http://www.deltawaterfowl.org/ddp/aap.html

We've talked to the people at Delta and we do have choices as to the location. We've tentatively talked about getting a location near Devils Lake, but once all donations are received, maybe everyone who contributed can vote from a list of various locations.

Here are the different levels they offer:
One Acre Pothole $125
Two Acre Pothole $250
Wetland Complex $500

This is a great chance for Residents and Non-Residents to work together in the name of habitat conservation. Let's challenge ourselves with the goal of getting to the $500 Wetland Complex level. All individuals who donate at least $25 will receive a 1 year membership in Delta Waterfowl

We'd like to receive all donations by May 31, 2003. 100% of the money raised will go to Delta Waterfowl, so nobody on this site has a vested interest other than to protect wetland habitat. Please forward this to anybody that you think could be a potential contributor.

Please send donations to (make check payable to Delta Waterfowl):
Tim Morris
3662 Evergreen Rd NE
Fargo, ND 58102
 

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If you wish to remain anonomous, or use your handle, or real name is up to you. (tmorrie is sworn to secrecy) :wink:

He will need your snail mail address to receive a newsletter - Hat & Decal (maybe we can get a duck call out of the deal too ???)

Send $25 - $50 -$100 or more (any amount)

You do not have to be from NoDak to participate in this Great project

You can even pay by Credit Card http://www.deltawaterfowl.org/ddp/aap/d ... onate.html

I wonder does anyone have lands with potholes they could / should get enrolled in Deltas Adopt A Pothole Program ??? It sure would be a great way for the land owner to make some $$$ & hopefully keep their lands open for Hunting & see some improvements done to help waterfowl at the same time ???

I'm hoping we can get together & do some volunteer work on our potholes. This could be a way to proactively help North Dakotas wetlands stay open to all. (Improve Access) ???

Hopefully many others around the State will do the same - Delta is really a GREAT Program.

Thank You !!! :thumb:
 

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For anyone who donates at least $25, I'll throw in a free Nodak Outdoors membership for a year.

$25 you get a Delta Membership (plus hat and decal), a Nodak Outdoors Membership, and your money goes towards habitat that you can physically see.

We're still shy of our goal, and could use some more donations.

Thanks.
 

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Tim:

Look for a check from California. Since there is no such thing as a free lunch :D , all I ask is that some pictures of the NodakOutdoors adopt-a-pothole area are posted at some point 8) .

Cheers!

-Ryan
 

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I've never donated to Delta, might as well start now. My check is in the mail today.

Can I ask how much as been raised so far?
 

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Thanks ChrisP. So far I've received 5 checks totalling $250, with our goal of getting at least $500 to get a "wetland complex".

Each donation we've received has been very generous, but the volume isn't nearly as high as we expected. Come on guys, we still have until May 31 which is our self imposed deadline.
 

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Lets list the names - & the total

Maybe it will help reach our goal for a complex ???

How about a raffle ??? I got a 4 year old 1/2 yellow lab 1/2 golden retriver that hates water - (but has a fansastic nose) & would really love to hunt squirls :roll: - Nicest pet a person could have :D Anyone want a ticket on her ???
 

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So where are we at ???

Has anyone heard from Delta ???

I get the feeling they don't want to have a close connection between potholes & donars ???

Ken did you ever get any answers to your questions ???
 

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I received a nice collection of checks last week, I'll provide a total dollar update tonight when I get home.

I haven't talked to Jim lately. The questions I saw asked were pretty broad and it might make sense to compile a list of questions we have, so we can organize them. Jim informed us that they do have a couple locations near Devils Lake that will be a possibility.

I wouldn't say they don't want a close connection between potholes and donors. Since they haven't actually received the funds from us, there probably isn't much else he can provide at this time.

I'll be sending the money to Delta on 6/1, so time is running out if you still plan on sending a donation.

Please send donations to (make check payable to Delta Waterfowl):
Tim Morris
3662 Evergreen Rd NE
Fargo, ND 58102
 

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So far we've received 10 checks for a total of $450. Just 50 more bucks to get to our goal and sponsor a wetland complex in the Nodak Outdoors name. Come on guys, let's get the checks in the mail so we can proudly support ND wetlands.
 

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Fetch...Jim sent me an email last week and answered some of them.

He said...the potholes are 3-5 acres.He also said the landower has the right to post it and let whomever he wants to hunt or not hunt it.He also said they have some farmers in the DL area that would go with the program.
The one question he didn't answer was if an internet site could have a chapter.If not we would have to call it something.

Here is his phone number...1-877-667-5656....
 

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Ken W.

"The one question he didn't answer was if an internet site could have a chapter. If not we would have to call it something."

What do you mean by "If not we would have to call it something."?

Are you referring to the Chapter Name?

I talked to a guy last spring that had solicited members for a local Delta chapter. At that time he told me they had about a dozen guys interested and they would be having their first meeting last fall or winter. I don't think it ever happened, because I never received a call.

I'll call him to find out where the chapter stands, because it would make sense to see where that group stands, rather than starting over from scratch.
 

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Yes...I guess we would have to come up with a name for the chapter.
 

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By the way the refugeforums is now pushing the same idea.There is a sticky on the main forum asking for donations as small as $1.
 

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I applaud you guys for doing this and I'm not trying to start anything. But I can't help but notice the hypocrisy in all of this. Lets see, a landowner can post his adopt a pothole land and do whatever he wants with it (as he should) lease it out, whatever and DU buys land, opens it to hunting and gets slammed for trying to sell it to someone who can do whatever he wants with it.

Seems like a double standard to me.

DISCLAIMER: I belong to both organizations and think they do excellant work.

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Your Spinning again on the DU point of view (But thats Normal) Lets leave the DU crap out of this

I think we should hold back this money until we hear who & where our pothole will be & how the landowner feels about all this

All in favor say I ???

especially in light of this Nelson county BS
 

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I haven't really looked at the details--how does Delta use the money? Do they just pay the owner not to drain the wetland or, do they use the money to restore/improve the wetland?
 
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