The Midwest Region of the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) was chosen to host the 2008 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest during the week of October 12. Hosting this event in Minnesota is a privilege and a “once in a lifetime” opportunity.
The 2008 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest will be held at the Bloomington Center for the Arts in Minnesota, an excellent venue for the challenging logistics of the competition. There is a weeklong series of events designed to target an unprecedented level of public outreach and viewing, and the Center’s location near the Mall of America accommodates that purpose.
The Duck Stamp Program is one of the most successful conservation initiatives in U.S. history. Since 1934, sales of Federal Duck Stamps have generated more than $700 million to acquire and preserve more than 5.2 million acres of migratory bird habitat.
One of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s top priorities is connecting people with their natural world. The 2008 Federal Duck Stamp Contest and its associated events will emphasize how citizens can make a difference in conserving natural resources by buying Duck Stamps.
The 2008 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest will take place Friday, October 17, and Saturday, October 18, at the Bloomington Center for the Arts in Bloomington, Minnesota, with additional public viewing and related events throughout the earlier parts of that week. There are expected to be large crowds and several members of the media in attendance.
For more information and the final version of events click on Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest, or call Jim Leach, the Duck Stamp Planning Committee Chairman, at 612-713-5406.