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9th Annual Owens River Clean Up

The 9th Annual Owens River Clean Up hosted by California Waterfowl Association was another big success. Clear skies and warm weather brought out dozens and dozens of volunteers from far and near to help clean up the Owens Valley. It was a great morning of networking
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Duck Confit Garlic Fries 

Duck Confit Garlic Fries  Prep: 10 mins  Cook: 12-24 hours Active cooking: 15 minutes 
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The Give it Twice Trust

If you are like many parents, you desire to give equally to your children with the belief that equality is more likely to lead to peace in the family. If you have multiple children, it is likely that some are more financially responsible than others.
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CWA's all new "Save it for the Blind" Podcast announced!

California Waterfowl proudly presents the Save it for the Blind podcast! Dive into the world of duck hunting, conservation, and legislation. With excellent guests and all things waterfowl being discussed. Come see or listen to CWA personnel and others discuss the duck blind and more.
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Assembly Bill 28 was signed into law this week

An unfortunate bill that adds an additional tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition.
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The Popular Rice Levee Program is now open for applications

The Rice Levee Program pays rice farmers to provide waterfowl nesting habitat on the levees, in planted rice fields, during the spring and summer. Applications for the 2024 Season will be open from September 25 – October 30, 2023
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A bit of good news for Lower Klamath and Tule Lake NWR

Water acquired by CWA as part of a 3,750 acre-foot water rights purchase began again flowing into the refuge on September 18th despite flowage restrictions placed on neighboring Klamath Drainage District and the larger watershed
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An excellent nationally published article on the Klamath Basin

"A PLEA FOR WATER & HABITAT IN THE KLAMATH BASIN" Written by Shawn Swearingen and Jordan Rash - Helping to point a nationally based focus on the travesty at the Klamath Basin and its importance to the Pacific Flyway and beyond. Please read this story published through and shared through our news site for the entire article.
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The 2023 CA State Duck Calling Competition

The 2023 CA State Championship Duck Calling Competition was held over the weekend, there were people and duck callers of all ages out to show their support and passion for the art of duck calling!
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2023 Waterfowl Survey

According to the 2023 Waterfowl Population Status report recently released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), total breeding populations were estimated at 32.3 million breeding ducks in the traditional survey area — a 7% decrease from last year’s estimate of 34.7 million and 9% below the long-term average of 35.5 million since 1955.
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San Jacinto Wildlife Area Project Summary

California Waterfowl Association undertook complete reconstruction of all the infrastructure during the summer 2023 on the wetland at the entrance to the San Jacinto Wildlife Area.  The improvements have allowed independent water delivery to the wetland unit and complete drainage.
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CWA, PF Waterfowl Groups Pen Letter to Service on Pintail AHM Revision

In anticipation of a draft pintail model being released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) this fall as part of the long-awaited pintail harvest strategy revision, CWA and several other state waterfowl associations within the Pacific Flyway have asked that it include certain elements to help ensure that, to the extent possible, it promotes expanded hunter opportunity
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Cal Waterfowl Proudly Presents Purina as Premier Alliance Partner

California Waterfowl is pleased to welcome Purina and its Purina Pro Plan brand as CWA’s latest Alliance Partner.
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New parking lots & walkways!

CWA's Chadd Santerre is busy at the Imperial Wildlife Area. Take a look and see all of the upgrades happening down south! Click the link at the bottom to see Chadd's video about the updates firsthand.
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2023 CWA Board of Director's Proxy Vote

The Board of Director's Proxy Vote is officially open for three openings. We have a group of highly capable and qualified candidates that have been nominated to join the Board of Directors at California Waterfowl.
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CWA & CDFW partner for Hunter's Education Course

CWA & CDFW are partnering to bring a new hunter's education course being hosted at CWA headquarters on August 23rd & 24th. Just in time for the upcoming duck season!
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San Jacinto & Imperial Wildlife Area public hunters! Join CDFW to listen in and participate.

If you are a public lands hunter in either the San Jacinto or Imperial Wildlife area this is your time to participate in a call with the CA Department of Fish & Wildlife. Please use the prompts to participate.
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Summer issue on its way to members

The Summer issue of California Waterfowl will soon be landing in members’ mailboxes. This issue is jampacked with excellent articles and informative stories!
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Dennis Raveling Scholarship 2023 Winners

The 2023 Dennis Raveling Scholarship winners have been announced and the application window for the 2024 scholarship has officially opened! Congrats to Caroline and Mairin for receiving their scholarship award!
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Work at Imperial’s Wister Unit W11

Work at Imperial’s Wister Unit W11 continues, and we are nearing completion of the first 45 acre western most seasonal wetland unit
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End of Season Survey Results

2023 CWA End-of-Season Survey. California Waterfowl uses the results to understand the needs, interests and preferences of waterfowl hunters in California. Opinions help guide our position on regulations and other public policy issues!
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RCPP Final Application Reminder

RCPP Final Application Reminder The application deadline for practices through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is fast approaching. To be eligible for participating in any practices this spring or fall, producers must sign up by May 1, 2023.
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Open Enrollment for Nesting Habitat on Private Lands

California Waterfowl Association is currently soliciting landowner applications for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Nesting Bird Habitat Incentive Program. The program is designed to enhance waterfowl nesting habitat this spring and summer.
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Freemont student wins California Digital Junior Duck Stamp Constest

An acrylic painting of an American Wigeon is California’s entry in the 2023 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program art contest. Michelle Lin, age 16, of Fremont, California, won Best of Show with her work titled, "Glimpse of Temperance”. Kwon’s sponsor is Irvington High School instructor Kimberly Parker.