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Fund Drive: Adopt A Pothole for Nodak Outdoors

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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 "" :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:

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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Thank you Tim for getting this going!

I'll send a check out today.
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.

I'll drive out there and take pictures, map to the pothole, etc.

It'll be for everyone to enjoy.

I think the reason people sent in money was that it was put towards habitat. Everyone has done so before any issue of whether or not the land would be open to hunting, so personally I don't think it'll matter either way. As long as the landowner retained the habitat for the term of the contract that's as far as this relationship goes.

My :2cents:

If you want to have a discussion on the difference between DU/Delta, please start it on another thread. I want to keep this open for informational purposes for the AAP.

I agree bioman, great work Tim.

Just goes to show that with a little bit of work, anything can be accomplished through these forums.

Thank you to everyone who donated!
tmorrie said:
As promised during our last conversation, we currently have "wetland complexes" available near the towns of Warwick, Jamestown, Stanley, Esmond, Fessenden and Lehr...all in North Dakota.
Wow...tough to choose from. They're all good areas.

When all the info is in, I'll setup a temporary forum where only donators can get access. I figure a poll seems the easiest and most logical, and in the event of a tie we'll have another poll on just those two. If anyone thinks they have a better method feel free to let me know.

Good work Tim.
You can always donate, Delta is a good organization.

Since things went so well the first time around, I plan on doing this often...maybe twice/year? So you can hold off it you'd like until the next drive, probably this fall or winter.
The Poll has been setup to determine the location of the Nodak Outdoors Complex for Delta.

It is located in the "Delta AAP" forum in the very bottom of the Forum index. It is only available to the Delta contributors.

I would like to once more thank the following usernames for donating, and you're set up and ready to vote:

Doug Panchot
Perry Thorvig
Ken W
The following people either don't have a username, or have a username that I'm not aware of. If you're on this list and don't have a username, you can quickly register here. If any of you are reading this and know someone on this list, please drop them a line to this post. YOU MUST EMAIL OR PM ME SO I CAN ADD YOU TO THE LIST.
Again, I'd like to thank you for donating!

Nate Medhus (I know Nate and will contact him)
Kory Lieberg (Fetch... :wink: )
Jon Morris (tmorrie... :wink: )

This is the URL to forward to the above people if you know them. You can copy and paste the following line and it will take them directly to this post:
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