New Duck Stamp Design to be Chosen at National Conservation Training Center October 28-29

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Image of National Conservation Training Center campus, Credit: USFWS

The National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia will host the 2011 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest October 28-29. The event is free and open to the public, and is a great opportunity to view the nearly 200 artistic renderings of mallards, blue-winged teal, cinnamon teal, wood ducks, and gadwall. You'll also be among the first to see the new design chosen for the 2012 Duck Stamp, the cornerstone of one of the world's most successful conservation programs, when it is selected by the judges. The scenic NCTC campus is nestled amongst eastern hardwood forests and Potomac River meadows, and offers a limited number of overnight accommodations (call 304-876-7900) for those who would like to attend this event. Or, you can view the proceedings online via a live video stream.

Watch the live video stream. (October 28-29)