LANSING — This weekend, state Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit) was named Legislator of the Year by Ducks Unlimited. Ducks Unlimited is a non-profit, grassroots and volunteer-based organization dedicated to the preservation of waterfowl and wetlands. Rep. Love received the award alongside fellow legislators state Rep. Triston Cole (R-Antrim), and state Sens, Adam Hollier (D-Detroit) and Jon Bumstead (R-Muskegon) at Michigan’s Ducks Unlimited annual banquet and convention in Lansing.

“So much of our heritage and culture as Michiganders is tied to the enjoyment of our natural resources. Even though I have spent a lifetime enjoying the many outdoor activities our state has to offer, I’m still always struck by the unique beauty we have the privilege to enjoy,” Love said. “Keeping our rich heritage alive for us and future generations is one of my top priorities. As sportsmen and women, it is our duty to not only promote outdoor activities we love but protect our natural resources that make them possible. I am inspired by the work Ducks Unlimited does and honored to be recognized as an ally to this cause.”

Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest private waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization. Their mission is to conserve, restore and manage habitats for North America’s waterfowl for the benefit of the wildlife and people. Ducks Unlimited has offices in the United States, Mexico and Canada.