Pacific Southwest Region
California, Nevada and Klamath Basin

Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest Judging to Take Place in Sonoma

Feb 24, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 24, 2011

Contact: Erica Szlosek, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (916) 978-6159

Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest Judging to Take Place March 25 CornerStone Gardens in Sonoma

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest for California students takes place each spring and truly engages K-12 youth in an integrated arts and science curriculum. Five expert judges from around the state will select 100 winners who will then compete for the first, second, and third place (and honorable mention) from each age range. The overall winner, or Best of Show,will then compete in the national contest to be held April 15.

The Junior Duck Stamp is both a collector's item among philatelists and a tool that generates funding for conservation education across the country. The stamp is sold for $5 by the U.S. Post Office, National Wildlife Refuges, some sporting goods stores, and online through Amplex.

This year’s contest is being held at an exciting venue and will feature art displays and activities in addition to the Junior Duck Stamp Contest.

WHAT: 2011 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest judging

WHEN: March 25 (judging 10am – 5 pm), March 26 (celebration)

WHERE: CornerStone Gardens, 23570 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, Calif. CornerStone Gardens is located at the southern end of the Sonoma and Napa valleys, on the east side Highway 121, immediately before Carneros Junction.

This event is free to the public.

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