Why a Duck Stamp Will Cost You $25 At the Post Office

If you want to put your stamp on conservation, the best way to do it is to buy 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, with 98% of the purchase price going 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. The annual Federal Duck Stamp goes on sale at the end of June, and a first-day-of-issue event is often held to celebrate the artists, purchasers, and conservation partners. You might be wondering how much money could really be generated through a single stamp, but this isn’t any ordinary stamp. The Federal Duck Stamp will set you back a whopping $25……per stamp! Purchasers also need to be aware that the stamps are only good for one year. They can be purchased at any post office or online through the E-Stamp Program.