Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp Available
Stamps make a great gift for someone who enjoys nature
COLUMBUS, OH – The newest Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp is now available for purchase, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. The 2011 edition depicts the Eastern amberwing dragonfly, submitted by wildlife photographer Sharon Cummings.
Proceeds from the sale of the Wildlife Legacy Stamp help support a range of wildlife diversity projects including management of endangered and threatened wildlife species and their habitats; habitat restoration, land purchases and conservation easements; and development of educational products for students and wildlife enthusiasts.
“Purchase of the legacy stamp provides opportunities for everyone who enjoys wildlife and wild places,” said Kendra Wecker, wildlife diversity coordinator for the Division of Wildlife. “A good example is proceeds from stamp sales will be used to provide habitat and wild places for birds to nest and rest during migration.”
Fourteen dollars of every $15 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp sold is invested in the state’s Wildlife Diversity Fund. Last year’s inaugural stamp featured the Baltimore oriole and was well received with more than 1,900 sold.
Those interested in purchasing the 2011 Legacy Stamp can visit wildohiostamp.com for details. Additional information about the Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp and other wildlife-related topics can be found at wildohio.com.
Through the years, Ohio’s conservation efforts have been funded largely by hunters, anglers and trappers through the required purchase of licenses and permits. The legacy stamp provides an additional funding opportunity to support conservation especially for and among wildlife watchers, photographers, campers, hikers, and others who support wildlife causes.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at ohiodnr.com.