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DuPont Pledges $250,000 to Nature Conservancy for Water Quality Initiative
Date:10/10/2007

Pledge Supports Sustainable Improvements in Water Quality and Nutrient

Management

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced a pledge of $250,000 to The Nature Conservancy in an effort to improve water quality in vital Midwestern watersheds and to further reduce excess nutrient runoff from agricultural fields.

DuPont is a charter member in an effort by the Conservancy to establish watershed monitoring and best management practices in the Boone River watershed in Iowa and the Mackinaw River watershed in Illinois. Information gathered from these projects will be used in watershed projects in other agricultural areas.

"DuPont is proud to partner with The Nature Conservancy to help improve water quality in a key agricultural region," said Linda Fisher, DuPont vice president and chief sustainability officer. "This effort is fully aligned with the DuPont global commitment to water conservation -- an important component of our overall strategy to deliver sustainable solutions to key markets and geographies worldwide."

The Conservancy and its partners in the Boone and Mackinaw river watershed areas hope to improve water quality throughout the upper Mississippi River watershed and reduce excess nutrient delivery through the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.

"This grant will allow us to move our monitoring projects on the Boone and Mackinaw rivers one giant step forward," said Dave DeGeus, agricultural watershed director for the Conservancy's Upper Mississippi River program. "In turn, we'll know in a timely manner the best ways to improve water quality within highly productive agricultural areas."

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