California Waterfowl Association
The California Waterfowl Association restores, enhances, and protects California's waterfowl, wetlands, and outdoor heritage. The association has three main departments: Waterfowl and Wetlands Programs, Government Affairs Programs, and Education Programs. The waterfowl programs consist of four major programs: the mallard, wood duck, pintail, and Canada geese programs. Government affairs programs work to conserve waterfowl and wetland resources as well as protect our long-term hunting heritage. CWA's education programs consist of three stages of development on the path to stewardship. The initial stage includes school and community programs that promote awareness of wetlands and wildlife and stimulate an interest in conservation. The secondary level provides hands-on learning and participation opportunities in conservation and recreation. The advanced level provides advanced mentoring and a continuing education network trains tomorrow's conservation leaders.