Date: 3/1/17 8:22 am
From: Lisa Kane <lisa.kane...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] you can help Maine's endangered wildlife!

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*You Can Help Maine’s Wildlife This Season

AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine citizens care deeply about Maine’s rich fish and
wildlife tradition, but what most don’t realize is that protection and
management of some of Maine’s most vulnerable animals are supported solely
through voluntary contributions by people like you.

Maine’s Chickadee Checkoff
is a simple way to support research and protection of Maine’s most
vulnerable species. It’s fast, it’s easy, and your contribution goes a long
way towards protecting Maine’s wildlife.

Over the years, the Chickadee Check-off has helped projects directed at
conserving a number of species, including bald eagles, peregrine falcons,
piping plovers, great blue herons, Canada lynx, several species of bats,
New England cottontail, Blanding’s turtles and several rare freshwater
mussels. Funds from the Check-Off have also aided citizen science projects
like the Maine Butterfly Survey, Maine’s Bumble Bee Atlas and the Maine
Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project.

Federal funding for research and recovery efforts is only accessible to
Maine with matching state money. These state dollars typically come from
voluntary sources such as the Loon conservation license plate and the Chickadee
on this state income-tax form
These funds can double or triple the amount of money available for the
conservation of these species.

You can also help out Maine’s threatened and endangered wildlife by
purchasing the department’s newest endangered species poster
with all proceeds going to the Endangered and Nongame Wildlife Fund for
endangered and threatened species (E/T) recovery in Maine.

This beautiful new poster depicts the 51 native fish and wildlife species
endangered or threatened in Maine. There is identification key, plus
additional habitat and background information about each species on the
back of the poster.


You can purchase a poster for only $4.00, or you can get a 15-ounce ceramic
mug of the poster for $6.00, or a 4.5” X 7.5” heavy-duty magnet for $2.00.

Your support by purchasing a poster, mug, or magnet, or contributing to the
Chickadee Checkoff goes even further, as it generates between $2.00 and
$9.00 of additional federal matching funds.

This tax season, make your mark in helping Maine’s threatened and
endangered wildlife by purchasing a poster or mug, or by using the Chickadee
on Schedule CP
of your tax form.


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