Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen, Public Information Officer
RALEIGH, N.C. (June 20, 2011) – “Canadas in Pasture,” the 2011 North Carolina Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print, will be available through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s N.C. Wild Store on July 1.
Signed and numbered regular edition prints with mint stamps will sell for $145. The collector’s mint stamp will sell for $10.
The acrylic portrait, depicting a pair of Canada geese standing in a pasture, was painted by Delaware artist Richard Clifton.
Proceeds from sales of the print and stamps will go to the Commission’s Waterfowl Fund, which generates revenue for the conservation of waterfowl habitat in North Carolina. The money is used to help North Carolina meet its financial obligations in implementing the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, the international agreement helping restore waterfowl populations throughout the continent. In addition, funds have been used to support waterfowl research and to buy equipment used to manage wetlands.
To purchase a print and mint stamp or for additional information, call the Wildlife Resources Commission toll-free at 866-945-3746, or visit the agency’s online N.C. Wild Store, www.ncwildstore.com.
For more information about fish and wildlife conservation in North Carolina, visit the Commission’s Web site, www.ncwildlife.org.