DUCK STAMPS GO ON SALE THIS WEEK
One of the easiest ways that anyone can support bird habitat conservation is by buying Federal Duck Stamps – among the most successful conservation tools ever created to protect habitat for birds and other wildlife.
Federal Duck Stamps are conservation revenue stamps; 98 percent of the purchase price goes directly to help acquire and protect wetland habitat and purchase conservation easements for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Wetlands acquired with Duck Stamp dollars help purify water, aid in flood control, reduce soil erosion and sedimentation, and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities.
This year’s stamp of two Mallards taking off is by Bob Hautman of Delano, Minn. Mr Hautman has won the contest two other years.
The Duck Stamp program was started by Iowa’s Ding Darling and he designed the first stamp .