It’s Junior Duck Stamp Season! The Junior Duck Stamp is an art competition where youth from around the country compete for the chance to have their artwork be printed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as the next official, highly collectible, Junior Duck Stamp. From now until March 15th, kindergarten through 12th grade aged children can send in their best hand-made picture of a North American waterfowl for a chance to win prizes at the state and national level. Kindergarten through 6th grade aged students in Michigan can compete to win their choice of either a 16” bicycle or $80 in Cabela’s gift cards, while 7th - 12th grade aged students can compete to win either a skateboard or $80 in Cabela’s gift cards. The bicycle and skateboard were both generously donated by Ducks Unlimited and Cabela’s donated all the gift cards. The top best in show piece of art will be sent to Washington D.C. to compete for the grand prize of having your art turned into a collectible stamp. All state winners will be notified by April 10th.
Interested in participating? Please follow the link and read all the rules carefully!
All art pieces should be mailed to the following address:
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
5437 W. Jefferson Ave
Trenton, MI 48183
Nature is nearby at Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. There are so many options for refuge activities that it will be hard to choose just one. So, visit often and tell your friends about the neat experiences and the skills you developed. Maybe they will join you on your next visit!
The John D. Dingell Jr. Visitor Center at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is now open Thursday – Sunday. The hours are as follow Thursday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Want us to be open more often? Join us as a Front Desk Greeter and Nature Store Volunteer by emailing us at email@example.com.
The grounds around the facility are open for self-guided visitation seven days a week during daylight hours. The site is located at 5437 West Jefferson Ave., Trenton, MI 48183. There are no trash cans on-site. Please pack all litter, including doggie "presents" out with you!
Location and Contact Information
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge habitats support 300 species of birds including 30 species of waterfowl, 23 species of raptors and 31 species of shorebirds. More than three million waterfowl migrate through the Great Lakes annually. American black ducks gather in the marshes of western Lake Erie before completing their fall journey south. Migrating canvasbacks rest and feed on beds of wild celery in the lower Detroit River. Wood ducks, mallards and blue-winged teal nest in the area, and a wide variety of wading birds and shorebirds reside within the refuge boundary during the summer months.