Our final working day (Thursday, March 29th) at SAC was filled with the California Junior Duck Stamp Contest judging. The day before we did all of the set up and then Thursday we moved lots of artwork. There were ten official/qualified judges (not us) and 2,336 pieces of art. At the end of the day there were 100 winners (25 from each of four K-12 groups) and the judges had selected the Best of Show. It was a lot of work for everyone behind the scenes (volunteers, interns and Refuge staff), but we carried it off without a hitch.
What a fun and busy project to be a part of, and because of weather at the California/Oregon Siskiyou Pass, our departure was delayed by a week; that allowed us to help out through the judging process.
With that work now behind us, this morning we hitched up the Jeep and…
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