Set aside this date. The SSWA will
be holding its 23rd Annual Duckboat Show and Waterfowl Festival
coinciding with our 3rd Annual Food Drive.
on down to Cedar Beach Marina with your food
donation, duckboat, and decoys to enter in the
show and your shotgun for a round of clays. We
are praying for another beautiful day so we have
a lot of vendors, contestants, and spectators.
See the boats, decoys, and buy some waterfowling
items that you MUST HAVE.
again, I am asking our members to come out and
lend a hand. Last year's show went so nicely due
to the large turnout of our members helping out.
Let's all volunteer again this year to make this
show better than last year.
Located approximately 2 miles west of Oak Beach,
the Cedar Beach Marina is on the north side of
the barrier beach between Oak Beach and Gilgo
(east of Jones Beach). It is accessible from
Ocean Parkway; just look for the signs with the
flying ducks. Be aware if you are pulling a
trailer you may not use the Parkway system except
for south of the Sunrise Highway (State Rt 27).
To use Mapquest directions, enter Oak
Beach and NY as city
Flyer for 2003 show -- help publicize the
show: print and ask to post at your favorite
store, bulletin board, etc.
NY State Conservationist article about the 2001 show.
and Clubs Wanted
will be attempting to contact all clubs in an
effort to enhance the decoy carving aspect of our
Waterfowl Festival. I was hoping to bring
together all of Long Island's Decoy Carving and
goal is to increase the number of entrants in the
carving contest. The increased number of birds
will bring more variety and enhance the quality
of each class of bird.
I'm asking is for each club on the Island to
choose a "Qualified" member of its
organization to act as a judge in our contest.
Doing this, there will be more and different
viewpoints to the quality of each bird being
judged. This way only the best birds will be
unanimously picked as our 1 st Place and Best in
interested, please contact Curt Matzinger at