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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2010

Contact:

Edward J Lagace
(507) 494-6236

Results of the 13th Annual Friends of the Upper Mississippi River Refuges Photo Contest

Photo contest entry

The 2009 Photo Contest Best of Show was awarded to Mic Barnes of Clinton, Iowa for her photo, Indigo Berries.

The judges have chosen the winning entries in the annual Friends of the Upper Mississippi River Refuges photo contest.

The winners are:

Plants / Wildlife: Photo Title

1st Tim Coughlin, La Crosse, WI
A Hasty Exit

2nd Megan Webster, Winona, MN
Flower and Rock

3rd Alan Stenkevitz, La Crescent, MN
Heads Up

Scenic Views:

1st Alan Stenkevitz, La Crescent, MN
Time to Reflect

2nd Sandra Lines, Winona, MN
Sun Setting after the Rain

3rd David Schulz, Winona, MN
Dewy Web

Birds:

1st Les Zigurski, Scales Mound, IL
Eagle Aerial Combat

2nd Les Zigurski, Scales Mound, IL
Osprey Fledglings with Fish

3rd Alan Stenkevitz, La Crescent, MN
Morning Flight

People:

1st Tim Coughlin, La Crosse, WI
Licking His Chops from Ducks

2nd Megan Webster, Winona, MN
Michelle and Ashley

3rd David Schulz, Winona, MN
Whats That

These photos and the top twenty Honorable Mention photos will be on display at various locations until October 30, 2011. Members of the public are asked to vote for their favorite photo. This photo will be recognized as the 13th Annual Best of Show for 2010.

The 2009 Photo Contest Best of Show was awarded to Mic Barnes of Clinton, Iowa for her Photo Indigo Berries.

The 2010 photo display will start its tour Saturday, January 8 at Eagle Watch in Clinton, IA. It will then be on display at the Frozen River Film Festival at Winona State University, Winona, MN on January 24 and 25.

Amateur professional photographers are reminded to get out this winter and take photos for next years contest. Contest catagories will be plants wildlife, people, birds, and scenic views. All photos must be taken on the Upper Mississippi River, Driftless Area, or Trempealeau National Wildlife refuges. For rules and other information, contact Ranger Ed Lagace at (507) 494-6236 or visit http://www.friendsofuppermiss.org/ Entries will be accepted through October 31, 2011.

In addition to being the most visited refuge in the country, the Upper Miss Refuge has the added complexity of a major navigation system, including 11 locks and dams, within its boundary. It is also a world-class fish and wildlife area which harbors 306 species of birds; 119 species of fish; more than 200 active bald eagle nests; thousands of heron and egret nests; spectacular concentrations of canvasback ducks, tundra swans, and white pelicans; and several threatened or endangered species.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit http://www.fws.gov.

 

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

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Last updated: November 4, 2013