Katy Texas News
Posted January 17, 2011
Katy Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in South Texas, is excited to continue to host the 4th annual Puddle of the Ducks on Saturday, February 5 at 7 a.m., with the start and finish in front of Sun & Ski Sports. All of the eventâ€™s proceeds will benefit Ducks Unlimited, the worldâ€™s leader in wetlands conservation.
â€œKaty Mills is proud to continue to team with Puddle of the Ducks to raise funds for critical wetlands conservation,â€ says Cynthia Stansberry, director of marketing and business development at Katy Mills. â€œThis popular bike ride provides a fun way for our shoppers to also get involved and give back to the outdoor resources we all share.â€
Ducks Unlimited, founded in 1937, works to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North Americaâ€™s waterfowl, including ducks and geese. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people. Over the past few decades, natural habitats have rapidly diminished. The Katy prairie that surrounds Katy Mills historically has provided important wintering habitat to migrating waterfowl and has benefited from conservation efforts by Ducks Unlimited and their conservation partners. Two restored wetland projects are just south of Katy Mills and will be referenced during the bike ride.
â€œWaterfowl across North America need our help and the Texas coast is a high priority area for Ducks Unlimited,â€ says Texas Ducks Unlimited State Chairman, Pat Arthur. â€œWe applaud Katy Mills for consistently helping us with this great event and we hope to surpass the 2,000 bikers at last yearâ€™s ride.â€
Participants can choose from a 25, 37, 45 or 70 mile bike route. The registration fee is $30 through January 30, $35 thereafter. Following the ride, registered riders will be offered a light lunch and the opportunity to win a bike. Puddle of the Ducks is sponsored in part by Sun & Ski Sports at Katy Mills and Sellers Bros Grocery. For more information or to register for the bike ride, please visit puddlefortheducks.org or call 713-669-9810. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.