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2018 Junior Duck Stamp art, an acrylic painting of an emperor goose by Rayen Kang.
The winning 2018 Junior Duck Stamp art, an acrylic painting of an emperor goose by Rayen Kang. Credit: USFWS

Interior and Service Announce Winner of National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

April 20, 2018
Rayen Kang, an 18-year-old from Johns Creek, Georgia, took top honors at the National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest with her acrylic rendition of an emperor goose. Her artwork will grace the 2018-2019 Junior Duck Stamp, which will go on sale June 29 and supports conservation education for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
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Happy Fish. Connecting fish, rivers and peopel. April 21, 2018 banner
More than 2,000 organizations from around the world highlight the importance of open rivers and migratory fish conservation. Credit: Jason Ching / World Fish Migration Foundation

Service Joins More Than 2000 Organizations Celebrating World Fish Migration Day

April 20, 2018

A global initiative highlighting the importance of conserving migratory fish species and aquatic ecosystems, World Fish Migration Day 2018 will be celebrated April 21. More than 520 worldwide events will be held in 62 countries, including nearly 100 events in the United States ranging from global inaugurations of "fishways" that help migratory fish bypass water infrastructure, dam removal to family educational events, kayak tours and river cleanup activities​​
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Volunteer Jim Montgomery collects waterbird data.
Volunteer Jim Montgomery collects waterbird data. Credit: USFWS

Volunteers Keep Things Running

April 18, 2018

The Service has some stellar volunteers -- the 40,000-plus people who contribute more than 1.5 million hours of work each year to help achieve the agency's mission and many of our staffers, who give back to their local communities in some amazing ways.
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