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Next NEK Board Meeting - The Nature of America through Conservation Stamps
Date: Saturday 25 July 2015 at 7 PM
The Fairbanks Museum in St Johnsbury, Vermont
The story of Conservation Stamps is largely unknown. The first stamp came out of the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s. It was a 3-cent Arbor Day postage stamp from 1932 encouraging young people to plant trees. Soon other types of stamps came out including what we know as the Duck Stamp. The Duck Stamp is one of the most successful conservation initiatives ever with over 6 million acres of wetlands acquired. Other types of stamps such as the National Wildlife Federation annual conservation stamps started in 1938 and raised millions of dollars for conservation and habitat protection. Still other stamps sought to protect wildlife species such as the California condor, brook trout and American bison.
Join naturalist David Govatski for a slide program that traces the art, history and science behind conservation stamps. Conservation leaders and famous artists such as “Ding” Darling, Roger Tory Peterson, Bob Hines and others will be discussed. Conservation stamps provided a visible impetus to Earth Day and the Environmental movement of the 1970s. Images of a wide variety of American conservation stamps from 1932 to 2015 will be shown.
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Looking for other interesting events? Check out the NH Audubon Ammonoosuc Chapter Mothapalooza at the Rocks July 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Free Event Navigation
Local moth expert Lucy Golden of Franconia will host an evening program and opportunity to observe Moths at the Rocks Estate in Bethlehem on Wednesday evening July 22nd.
The program will start at 8 PM with an indoor session to learn about these night flyers followed by an outdoor session where we will observe moths in a natural setting, attracting them with lights and sugary solutions. This program is part of National Moth Week and is sponsored by the Ammonoosuc Chapter of NH Audubon and the Rocks Estate.