DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA
Calling all runners, walkers… and waddlers! On Saturday, Oct. 14, Bradford will host Duck and Run— a 5km fun run at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area to support the conservation and restoration of one of the planet’s most important ecosystems: our wetlands.
Proceeds from the event support Ducks Unlimited Canada, the nation’s leading conservation organization dedicated to wetlands. Wetlands are home to countless species of plants, birds and animals. They also help to mitigate the impacts of severe weather while providing outdoor recreation and clean water to people and communities. Wetlands benefit us every day, but they continue to be destroyed. Now, more than ever, they need our help.
The Duck and Run is an opportunity for family and friends to come together, enjoy the outdoors and show their support for wetland conservation in communities across Canada, including Bradford, Cornwall and Ottawa on Oct. 14 and 15. Together, participants, donors and sponsors are joining forces to “duck and run” towards a better future. In Ontario, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Canada are sponsoring Duck and Run Events across the province.
In Bradford, details for the Duck and Run event are below:
Duck and Run Bradford, Ont.
Scanlon Creek Conservation Area
Oct. 14, 2023
Registration at 9 a.m.
Run begins at 10 a.m.
“At Ducks Unlimited Canada, we believe the need for nature connects all people,” says Rhonda McDougal, Ducks Unlimited Canada’s national director of business development. “The Duck and Run is a unique event that invites people to lace up, get active and spend quality time outdoors, all while giving back to the natural areas that give so much to us. We’re extremely grateful for all the volunteers and organizers who are helping bring communities together in the name of conservation.”
In 2022, DUC completed a two-year restoration at a historically important wetland in the Holland River valley, the agricultural corridor that reaches from the Oak Ridges Moraine to Lake Simcoe. The 540-acre (218-hectare) wetland is on publicly owned property called the Holland Marsh Wildlife Management Area and it has a real but invisible impact on the thousands of people whose drinking water is drawn from Lake Simcoe downstream. It’s also a popular destination just an hour’s drive north of Lake Ontario for strollers, birders and photographers.
Beyond supporting a good cause, Duck and Run participants can expect great giveaways, prizes, and more. To learn more about how you can support wetland conservation and participate in the upcoming Duck and Run event, please visit the website.