Due to the potential landfall of Tropical Storm Zeta along the Louisiana coast this week, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has postponed the Louisiana Waterfowl Conservation Stamp Contest, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28, until Nov. 4.
The contest will take place in the Joe Herring Louisiana Room at LDWF Headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge, beginning at 10 a.m. on Nov. 4. The public is invited to attend and appropriate COVID-19 preventive measures will be required.
The Louisiana Legislature authorized the Louisiana Waterfowl Conservation Stamp program in 1988. The program was created to generate revenue for conservation and enhancement of waterfowl populations and habitats in Louisiana.
During the previous 26 years, more than $13 million has been generated for wetland conservation with approximately $6 million spent on land acquisition. In addition, revenues have supported wetland development projects on LDWF Wildlife Management Areas and the Louisiana Waterfowl Project, a cooperative endeavor between LDWF, Ducks Unlimited, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide habitat for waterfowl and other wetland birds on private lands.