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Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

Annual Benefit Auction

Art and Nature will converge this Sunday, June 28, at the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy in Litchfield, where auction goers will spend a festive evening bidding on art created by James Prosek and Curt Hanson.

While tickets sales for the soiree are now closed, would-be patrons can bid online. Prosek created an original triptych painting of a King Eider on tea paper. Hanson painted “Wetland Lilies,” which is displayed in a handmade frame leafed with white gold by Rich Lenkar. Early bird bids are being accepted online for the live auction.

A silent auction is also being conducted online and will end at 4:30PM Sunday. A wide variety of experiences and items - including learning to photograph birds with a master photographer, fly fishing at the Clam Shell in Steep Rock Preserve; a falconry training demonstration; a VIP reception with environmental author Deborah Cramer; a behind-the-scenes tour of the Staten Island Zoo; a serving tray with waterfowl tiles from Holland - are offered. Winning bidders will be contacted by e-mail for payment information.

The Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy is a nonprofit organization. Proceeds from the auctions will support environmental education and further the Conservancy's mission of waterfowl and wetland habitat protection through research, education and conservation action.