Four years ago, Bob Irvin, president of American Rivers, suggested to the U.S. Postal Service Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee that a set of commemorative stamps would be an excellent way to honor the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
Today, we celebrated the release of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Forever Stamps with the U.S. Postal Service and partners at Oregon’s Tumalo State Park.
The event was a chance to honor the beauty of the 12 Wild and Scenic Rivers chosen for the stamps, captured by photographers Tim Palmer, Bob Wick and Michael Melford. And, it was an opportunity to thank the grassroots advocates, agency staff and champions in Congress who are working every day to leave a legacy of wild, free-flowing rivers for our children.
Here are some highlights from today’s first-day-of-issue ceremony:
David Moryc, Director of River Protection for American Rivers
Tim Palmer, author, photographer and former board member of American Rivers