oday's youth are the conservationists of tomorrow. Delaware Ducks Unlimited recognizes an important resource in their continued pursuit of the Ducks Unlimited mission. This precious resource is found not just in grassroots fundraising, but is found in the education of today's youth. Every year, the Delaware chapters of Ducks Unlimited come together and host a weekend dedicated to youth and conservation. Now in its seventh year, the Delaware Greenwing event is going to be held at Owens Station Preserve in Greenwood, Delaware on April 2.
Plans are already in progress to continue this critical event in the education of our youth. The theme of this year’s event will be more of a festival theme, in hopes to attract more youth to attend across the state, with many activities to keep them busy in the outdoors. Youth will be able to participate in the duck and goose calling contest, decoy carving competition, second annual conservation photography contest, archery, sporting clay target shooting, and casting/fly fishing activities. In addition to outdoor related activities, state agencies including DNREC and other exhibitors will be on hand to provide educational information specifically focused on conservation and preserving Delaware's open spaces.
The Delaware Sr. and Jr. Duck Stamp finalists will also be judged at the event as in years past. Local artists and carvers will be in attendance to display their art focused on wildlife and decoy carving. In addition to all the activities, a trick shooter will be on hand from Beretta, DU biologists will give presentations.
This is a FREE event to all youth who participate. Fundraising provided by local business contributions help register each child as a Greenwing so that they receive continued education throughout the rest of the year.
So mark your calendars and be sure to pre-register so we know you’re coming to the 2011 Delaware Greenwing event on April 2 and the fundraising shoot on April 3. “Today's youth are the conservationists of tomorrow.” HAIL CALL: Attention all Scouts…..Plans are being made now to incorporate the BSA into this year’s event. Merit badge opportunities, BSA specific display opportunities, and even the opportunity for your Troop to Camp the entire weekend at Owens Station
Please contact Jason Crook firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more info
Register online at: http://www.ducks.org/Page4254.aspx