A few days ago I got a call from the Regional Conservation Officer in Twin Falls, telling me about a project he's hoping to start in their Region called "Caught in the Act of Doing Good." He explained that they wanted to have a coin made that the officers could carry and give out to individuals and groups who are doing good things for the wildlife of Idaho.
For the artwork on the coin, they wanted to use dad's print of the Cowboy and the Bird. I called mom to ask her about it and we both agreed that we couldn't think of a better way to use dad's artwork.
Today, Gary sent me a copy of what the coin will look like. My first thought was how proud dad would be to know his artwork was being used for such a positive program. I hope the Department gives them the go-ahead to purchase the coins and that it eventually goes statewide as people aren't often enough recognized for the good they do.
So, here it is. Pretty awesome isn't it!