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    February 13, 2015

    Statewide Student Art Contest Draws Near


    NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) – The annual Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is underway. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites Wisconsin students in grades K-12 to create designs featuring ducks, geese, or swans in their natural habitats.

    Designs are judged in four age categories, with awards for students placing first, second, and third places, as well as honorable mentions. Entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2015. All entries should be sent to: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge; N11385 Headquarters Road; Necedah, WI 54646.

    Hiring Teens for Summer Work Crew


    January 27, 2015

     Necedah Refuge is Hiring Teens for a Summer Work Crew 


    Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is hiring 4 -5 teens age 15 to 18 to work on a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crew.  The employment will begin on June 15, 2015, will last for 8 weeks, and will pay minimum wage.  This is a great work experience for young adults, especially those interested in natural resources conservation and the outdoors.  The work experience includes 4 hours per week of environmental education.  Planned work activities include constructing trails, surveying butterflies, landscaping, collecting native seeds, installing signs, and various other biological, visitor services, and maintenance projects.

    Complete an application and return it to the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge by April 17, 2015.

    Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Photo Contest


    January 23, 2015

    Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Photography Contest Now Open 

    NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) – Give us your best shot!  Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and Friends of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge are rolling out a photography contest to showcase the beauty and diversity found at the Refuge.


    “Images of wildlife, wild landscapes, and the people enjoying them tell the story of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge,” said Kara Zwickey, Visitor Services Specialist at Necedah NWR.  “We have many talented amateur photographers that capture amazing images at the Refuge, and we invite these individuals to share their work and showcase their experiences at Necedah NWR.”

    Calling Young Artists - 2015 Art Contest


    January 2, 2015

    Calling Young Artists: Enter Wisconsin Junior Duck Stamp Contest

    NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) – Young artists in grades K to 12 are invited to participate in the annual Wisconsin Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest.  In entering the contest, students engage in waterfowl education and conservation education, while creating an image of a North American waterfowl species.  Designs may feature ducks, swans, or geese from the eligible species list. 


    All Wisconsin students who are in kindergarten through twelfth grades at a public, private, or home school are eligible to enter.  Wisconsin entries for the 2015 contest must be postmarked by March 15, 2015, and mailed to Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, N11385 Headquarters Road, Necedah, WI 54646.  Entries must be original artwork and will be judged on both artistic merit and scientific accuracy.  

    Winter Recreation


    December 19, 2014


    Winter Recreation Opportunities at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

    NECEDAH, Wisc. (FWS) – Don’t sit out winter. Get into it at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge! Explore miles of trails by snowshoe, ski, or with camera! Join a planned event or visit when it suits you! Or, warm up after exploring and stop in the Visitor Center, open Monday – Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday - Saturday. Trails are open seven days a week, sunrise to sunset.

    Wildlife and nature photographers of all skill levels are invited to attend an introductory session on wildlife photography at the Visitor Center on Saturday, January 17th from 10:00am – 11:00am. Photographers of all levels are invited to discover tips and tricks for nature photographs in addition to viewing images captured on the Refuge. All camera types and skill levels welcome! No registration required.


Last Updated: Sep 18, 2014
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