Junior Duck Stamp Gallery
Artist: Clark Weaver, 18
Hometown: Harrisburg, Penn.
This was Weaver's second Junior Duck Stamp. His first win was in 1994.
What is a Junior Duck Stamp?
The Junior Duck Stamp is a pictorial stamp produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to recognize the conservation efforts of young people and support environmental and conservation education programs in the United States. The art competition is the culmination of students' study of waterfowl and wetlands conservation in the classroom, homeschool, or non-formal education setting, often using the Junior Duck Stamp Program educational curriculum.
Clark Weaver, of Harrisburg, Penn., won the Junior Duck Stamp a second time in 1996, after having won in 1994. For his winning acrylic painting of canvasbacks, Weaver once again used cattails to display an accurate habitat. Canvasbacks build their nests from surrounding vegetation, and are known to lay their eggs in other canvasback nests.