Here is the latest news and updates from the Washington Brant Foundation.


Foundation members featured in the Skagit Valley Herald site 

Here's an article written by Vince Richardson of the Skagit Valley Herald about some of our members who are mentoring a group kids and introducing them into the world of decoy carving.

Sakigit Valley Herald article

We're in the final stages of the carving and the kids and their decoys will be competing in the youth competition next week.


The 2012 Puget Sound Open is almost a week away

Don't forget to join us on the Saturday 19th at the The Farmhouse Restaurant

13724 LaConner-Whitney Rd.
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Judging, vendors, displays, silent auction from 10 am until 12 noon. The results announcements and live auction will start at 12:30. Walk-in decoy entries must be registered by 9:00am and will stay on display until 2:00pm. You are encouraged to mail-in your entries so you don't have be there so early for the check in.

We've added some great prizes for this year's sponsor membership contribution. Your $100 sponsorship will enter you into a raffle for one of three different guns:

  • Charles Daly 12 ga
  • A 20 ga youth model
  • .22 calibur Browning BAR

Also, a $25 membership will enter you into a drawing for a Winchester model 887

Visit the even page here for more details and contest entry forms. 

See you at the Farmhouse!




The date of the 2012 Puget Sound Open has changed

The Date of the 2012 Puget Sound Open has changed. The location will be the same, but the even will now be held on May 19th, 2012.

The event information is located here: 2012 Puget Sound Open

Please update your calendars, and get carving on those decoys!


Foreman and Echo visit Blaine Elementary School

WBF continued its education program with a presentation at Blaine Elementary to approximately 160 4th graders. In addition to the well known brant Foreman, we introduced Echo the wood duck in his first appearance. He really stole the show, strolling among the students during Maynard’s talk about waterfowl characteristics and their habitat needs. At one point Echo caused quite a stir by perching on the lap of a very surprised listener. We finished with close encounters that produced some special moments.

Click the picture below to see all the photos of the trip in our photo gallery


Snow Geese & Other Wildlife of the Wrangle Island Nature Reserve

Presented by the Washington Brant Foundation.

Join Russian biologist, Vasiliy Baranyuk, for one of his three presentations this month. Vasily is an accomplished photographer with three decades of images of the islands wildlife.

Hear talks about his experiences observing and studying wildlife in some of the most unique places on earth, and view some of his stunning photography. Arrive early to talk to Vasiliy review his photography.

There are three different presentations:

  • Wednesday, March 21st at Holiday Sports in Burlington at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 24th at the Rexville Grocery in LaConner at 6:00 pm
  • Monday, March 26th at the Burlington Public Library at 7:00 pm 

Click the picture to download a copy of the flyer: