FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) – Thirteen year-old Adam Novey’s artwork from Pardeeville, WI was chosen for the 2014 Wisconsin Best of Show Junior Duck Stamp. Six year-old Natalie Nickel from Allenton Elementary in Allenton, WI won the Wisconsin Conservation Message with her statement, “to preserve and respect all creatures and our world is also protecting our future.” The 2014 Wisconsin Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest drew 392 entries from students across the state. “Each year the amount of detail these young artists achieve in their artwork is amazing. We cannot wait to share Wisconsin’s artwork with you,” said Katie Goodwin, Wisconsin Federal Junior Duck Stamp State Coordinator.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Date: March 26, 2014
NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) – Celebrate spring
with the wonders of nature at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge! Join a refuge naturalist on Saturday, March
29th and Saturday, April 12th to partake in activities
that are fun for the whole family!
In 2011, Doug Staller was assigned as an instructor to the Burunge Wildlife Management Area which lies between the Tanzania National Parks of Lake Manyara and Tarangire. Join us for this picture safari adventure and experience the birds, Baobabs, and Bantu of this unique country on Saturday, March 29th from 10:00am – 11:00am at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center.
The refuge will be hosting a beginner photography program, “Can You Capture It,” on Saturday, April 12th from 9:00am – 9:45am. This indoor lecture series features tips and tricks for capturing wildlife photography, and will feature photographs taken on the refuge during the month of March. This program is a great opportunity to learn new techniques, share sightings on the refuge, and meet others who share an interest in photography! All camera types and skill levels welcome.Grab your binoculars and camera for this one mile bird walk through prairies, oak savannas, and wetlands! Spring is a great time to search for migrating songbirds, waterfowl, swans, and cranes. New and experienced birders are welcome to practice their skills with a naturalist during this family bird hike on Saturday, April 12th from 10:00am – 11:00am. Binoculars and bird guides are available on a first come, first served basis.
Date: March 25, 2014
NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) –Necedah National Wildlife Refuge will receive $210,000.00 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Cooperative Recovery Initiative, a highly competitive grant. This funding initiative is designed to support nearly 300 threatened and endangered species found in and around national wildlife refuges. Only four grants were awarded this year. Necedah’s grant will support three years of management activities to expand the limited understanding of multiple factors that influence nesting whooping cranes. Field work under this grant will be conducted from this spring in 2014 through 2016.More specifically, this project will focus on when whooping cranes choose to nest. Whooping cranes present an interesting challenge to biologists because of these keys variables: whooping cranes have been introduced to an area, have learned to forage, select habitat, and migrate, yet they are still struggling in reproducing offspring.
Date: March 13, 2014
NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) –Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is hosting the Wisconsin Junior Duck Stamp Judging Contest on Friday, March 28th. This art contest, sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is open to all Wisconsin students in grades K-12. Members of the public are invited to attend the judging event, scheduled from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, at the Visitor Center, to watch as the 2014 Wisconsin Best of Show artwork is chosen. All entries will be judged on the basis of original design, anatomical accuracy, artistic composition, and suitability for reproduction of a 1” x 1.5” stamp. A panel of five judges will select twelve first, second, and third place winners, as well as 16 honorable mention entries from each age category. The Best of Show art piece will represent the state of Wisconsin in the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest held in April in Washington D.C.
Date: February, 25, 2014
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