SDDU Legacy Greenwing Dedication, June 24, 2017

            SDDU Legacy Greenwing Dedication June 24, 2017

On June 24th, Ducks Unlimited Legacy Greenwing members will gather at a dedication site on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) property near Madison for a special dedication event.  Over 200 DU Legacy Greenwings will have their names permanently placed on a bronze cairn to be constructed on land managed for ducks and other wildlife near Madison.  A special ceremony will be held, starting at 11:00, on the site to recognize the Legacy Greenwings and their families for the support they have shown for DU and wetlands conservation.  The dedication site is about three miles southeast of Madison, approximately ¾ mile south of the junction of Highways 34 and 19.  The cairn will be placed along a paved tour route that includes several wildlife interpretive signs along the way.  After the ceremony, hot dogs and hamburgers will be served in the parking lot of the FWS visitor center located nearby.  The visitor center will be open and FWS staff will be on hand to answer questions and talk about wildlife conservation.  The public is encouraged to attend this special event.   The more than 200 youth to be recognized are all the Legacy Greenwings who have achieved this status over the last several years.  

This summer marks the 20 th Anniversary of the very first Legacy Greenwing dedication, held at the Pickering Waterfowl Production Area on June 14, 1997.  The first Greenwing Legacy member was Vincent Bickner, Kimball, SD who is the son of State Chairman, Harold Bickner.  Harold and his wife Laurie signed Vincent up as a Legacy Greenwing at the Chamberlain Banquet in 1993.  Vincent was 4 years old. 

Please mark your calendars and join us for this special event to honor our newest Legacy Greenwings.