Date: 3/1/17 12:00 pm From: <duchesne...> Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] you can help Maine's endangered wildlife!
I agree that perhaps the connection isn't completely clear in this post
from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, but there is
actually a strong connection to this bird list. Chickadee checkoff and
similar funding sources support the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, and much
of the work supported by the fund is directly related to birding, whether
it's about Bicknell's Thrush, Piping Plover, or other species of concern
to us. Besides also buying the birder bands available through the
department, there are few ways for birders to contribute directly to
I was rather pleased to see Lisa's post, though I agree that such postings
should remain rare so that we can go back to arguing about owls.
> This is a bird list, please refrain from sending solicitation. Thank you
> Sent from my iPad
>> On Mar 1, 2017, at 11:04 AM, Lisa Kane <lisa.kane...> wrote:
>> 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
>> 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 Check-off 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 Checkoff on Schedule CP of your tax form.
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