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Artwork and wine benefit Oregon’s fish and wildlife

SALEM, Ore – ODFW’s annual fish and wildlife art show is Saturday, November 2, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Duck Pond Cellars, 23145 Hwy 99W, Dundee where the winery will release its new Conservation Cuvee Pinot noir.

The free, family-friendly event showcases artwork submitted for ODFW’s 2020 Habitat Conservation, Upland Game Bird, and Waterfowl Stamp contests. Duck Pond Cellars is offering complimentary tastings of Conservation Cuvee Lot 7 with live music provided by Blue Eyed Soul. Dress warmly as the event is held in the winery’s production cellar.

ODFW will announce the winning entry from each contest which is then used to produce collector stamps and other promotional items with proceeds benefitting Oregon’s fish and wildlife. Visitors can vote on their favorite artwork for the People’s Choice Award.

ODFW stamp art information:

Habitat Conservation Stamp
This stamp and art prints feature fish, wildlife, plants and invertebrates identified in the Oregon Conservation Strategy as species of greatest conservation need such as the kit fox, Western painted turtle, Chinook salmon and many others. Revenue helps restore habitats essential to declining or at-risk species native to Oregon. Purchase a Habitat Conservation Collector’s Stamp or art print

Upland Game Bird Stamp
Artists were asked this year to showcase sage-grouse in its natural habitat. The sale of upland game bird stamps funds game bird research, surveys, habitat improvement and conservation projects. Stamp sales are also used to purchase birds for 12 youth upland hunts around the state, to promote game bird hunting opportunities, and to support the Upland Cooperative Access Program in the Columbia Basin. Purchase an Upland Game Bird Collector’s Stamp.

Waterfowl Stamp
This year, artists were asked to feature Ross’s goose, hooded merganser, blue-winged teal, or redhead in their natural habitat. Sales of this stamp fund waterfowl management projects such as population surveys, banding, and wetland management, enhancement, and acquisition. A wetland rejuvenation and enhancement project at Fern Ridge Wildlife Area was completed in 2018, and more than 200 acres of waterfowl habitat adjacent to Klamath Wildlife Area was purchased and added to the wildlife area in 2019. These projects were funded in part or solely by sales of the Waterfowl Stamp. Purchase a Waterfowl Collector’s Stamp or art print.

Duck Pond Cellars’ conservation partnership:
Conservation Cuvee Lot 7 is the seventh in a series of Duck Pond Cellars’ specialty wines that benefit Oregon’s wildlife. The winery crafts a limited edition wine and donates $5 for each bottle sold to ODFW’s Conservation Program. To date, Duck Pond has donated $49,190 which is used to benefit species of greatest conservation need in Oregon. Check Duck Pond Cellars’ website for more information on their conservation efforts.

Black raspberry and spice notes dominate the nose of Conservation Cuvee Lot 7 Pinot noir with juicy cherry, raspberry and black raspberry following on the palate. Drink now or cellar one to two years for optimal enjoyment. This special Pinot noir, made with fruit from Duck Pond’s St. Jory and Willow Creek Vineyards in the Willamette Valley, can be purchased at Duck Pond Cellars or through the winery’s website.