Long Point Waterfowl realized our need to expand our marketing, communication and outreach programs during 2010. In doing so we could increase our visibility and inform related organizations, scientists and the public about our research, education and conservation efforts. Greg Dunn (on left) was hired in April 2011 as our new Marketing and Media Relations Manager. His extensive experience with communications and in waterfowl and wetland conservation have been extremely beneficial to Long Point Waterfowl. Katelyn Weaver was also hired in April 2011 as the Manager for the Research and Education Centre and she has done an excellent job developing and maintaining our website.
Long Point Waterfowl has now hosted three Annual Duck Day Celebration events at the Research & Education Centre on the 3rd Sunday each September since 2011. The purpose of Duck Day is to raise awareness of Long Point Waterfowl’s research, education and conservation efforts as well our Research & Education Centre. Duck Day includes presentations from Long Point Waterfowl staff and graduate students on wetlands and waterfowl research in the Great Lakes region, a free-flying raptor display, waterfowl calling, retriever handling and decoy carving demonstrations, and a presentation about wild edible plants. Our program also includes youth games and other activities such as decoy painting. There is also free food and displays and participation by many other conservation and education organizations.
Long Point Waterfowl is in the process of developing a new merchandise line including hats, collared shirts, cooking aprons and T-shirts. To inquire about merchandise or to place an order please call Greg Dunn at 519-586-3531, ext 147.