Date: 6/25/18 2:10 pm From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] 6/29 - new Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp
It's that time of year - time to purchase your new Duck Stamp.
Your Stamp allows you free entrance for the year to any National Wildlife Refuge that charges a fee and your purchase goes to land conservation. You can purchase them at your refuge, post office and through many of our local bird clubs as well as the ABA.
The first day of sale is 6/29.
Below is some info from the Brookline Bird Club site, along with some links:
Buy your Stamp to support your National Wildlife Refuges!
Support National Wildlife Refuges through Duck Stamps.
You can now purchase your Stamp through the Brookline Bird Club. We also have Brookline Bird Club Duck Stamp holders/keychains available for sale.
The current Stamp is valid from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. Entrance to any national wildlife refuge in the United States is FREE when you show your Stamp. As birders, we treasure our birding visits to national wildlife refuges locally and nationally. Of the 26 refuges in New England, 11 are in Massachusetts, including Parker River, Monomoy, Great Meadows, Oxbow, and Assabet River. By purchasing a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp each year, often referred to as the Duck Stamp, we contribute to the purchase or leasing of newly protected lands.
Sales of the Stamp have generated more than $900 million for conservation since 1934. For every dollar you spend on Stamps, ninety-eight cents goes directly to protecting vital wetland habitat as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Your Stamp will also provide admission to refuges charging entrance fees, such as Parker River. With our large membership, purchasing a $25 Stamp can make a significant contribution to the continued protection of these important habitats.
The cost of the Stamp went from $15 to $25 in for the 2015 – 2016 Stamp. The price increase of $10 will be dedicated to conservation easements. In this way, an estimated additional $16 million per year could be made available for habitat in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The price was last raised in 1991 and this increase is seen as a way to keep up with inflation and with increases in land prices.
To purchase your Stamp through the Brookline Bird Club, send a $25 check made payable to: Brookline Bird Club. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelop and send to: Mark Nelson, BBC Treasurer, 71 Winthrop Ave., Reading, MA 01867.
Holders/keychains are $ 2 each. Please, NO self-addressed stamped envelope with any order containing a holder since they will require additional packaging!
Join us in supporting our national wildlife refuges and this important conservation program by buying a Stamp today!