TOLEDO, Ohio – June 25, 2014 –Ducks Unlimited (DU) encourages everyone who enjoys migratory birds to attend the "second day of sale" event in Rossford, Ohio on Saturday, June 28.
Ohio native Adam Grimm, winner of the 2013 Federal Duck Stamp Art contest and the 2013 Ohio Wetland Habitat Stamp competition, will be at the Bass Pro Shop to sign both stamps. Grimm will also display artwork, and his daughter Madison, recent winner of the 2013 Federal Junior Duck Stamp contest, will join him.
"State and federal duck stamps are key tools in conservation funding," said David Brakhage, director of Ducks Unlimited’s Great Lakes and Atlantic region. "It’s nice to take time out and celebrate the tradition of these sales, and it’s exceptional for Adam to spend day two of sales in Ohio where Western Lake Erie provides important resting, breeding and wintering habitat for millions of birds."
The first day of sale ceremony takes place annually at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C. Grimm resides in South Dakota, but grew up in Elyria, Ohio, not far from Cleveland.
Grimm’s artwork will be on display beginning at 11 a.m. A signing ceremony will occur at 2 p.m. with speakers including Chief of the Ohio Division of Wildlife Scott Zody, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Assistant Regional Director - Migratory Birds and State Programs Dave Scott, Brakhage, and Adam and Madison Grimm.
Stamps will be available for purchase at Bass Pro Shop the day of the event. A collectable program will be available which can be "cancelled" and signed by the artists following the ceremony.