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Everglades “Forever” Stamp features Pine Rocklands

April 2016 – Coming soon to a mailbox near you… an Everglades “forever” stamp, one of 16 national park stamps to be issued this year in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The Everglades stamp features a beautiful image of the park’s Pine Rocklands, one of South Florida’s most endangered habitats, by local photographer Paul Marcellini.

The stamp will be issued on June 2 (see below). Photo Credit: Paul Marcellini http://www.paulmarcellini.com/

Read more about the Pine Rocklands here: https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/kidsyouth/pine-rocklands.htm

Here is the US Postal Service news release about the Everglades stamp:

WASHINGTON (April 11, 2016) — A setting sun photograph of pinelands and grasses in the United States’ largest subtropical wilderness — Everglades National Park — was previewed today as the sixth of 16 Forever Stamp images to be revealed over a three-week period to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.

The stamp image is a photograph by Paul Marcellini of Miami, FL. Spanning the south Florida peninsula from Miami to Naples and south to the Florida Keys, Everglades National Park’s 1.5 million acres of sawgrass prairies, tropical hardwood hammocks, pine rocklands, mangrove forests and marine and estuarine waters provide habitat for a wildlife spectacle like no other. Crocodiles, alligators, manatees, flamingos, herons and turtles are just a small sampling of wildlife that can be seen here. Visit this link for more information about the park.

Other National Park Forever Stamps previewed to date include Acadia National Park and Arches National Park, Assateague Island National Seashore, Bandelier National Monument and Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

The June 2 first-day-of-issue ceremony for the National Parks Forever Stamps pane will take place at New York City’s Javits Center at 11 a.m. as part of World Stamp Show-NY 2016. Dedication ceremonies will also take place at or near each of the National Parks depicted on the stamps. Individuals are asked to spread the news on social media by using the hashtags #FindYourPark, #NPS100 or #NPSStamps.

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 will take place May 28–June 4. Held only once a decade, this mega event is not to be missed by beginners through advanced stamp collectors alike. There will be something for everyone there, no matter what you collect. Stamp collecting is a hobby for a lifetime. No matter what your specialty, you’ll find it at the show.

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