Wild and Scenic Rivers Commemorative Forever Stamps celebrate nation’s outstanding rivers

Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145

Washington – American Rivers applauds the release of the U.S. Postal Service’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Commemorative Forever Stamps, which American Rivers President and CEO Bob Irvin recommended to the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee in 2015. American Rivers will take part in the first-day-of-issue event on May 21 at Oregon’s Tumalo State Park.

American Rivers President and CEO Bob Irvin made the following statement:

“Rivers are the veins and arteries of our nation, and Wild and Scenic Rivers are the most wild and pristine. They enrich our lives in so many ways, from serving as sources of clean drinking water to giving us endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family, to supporting our rich and diverse web of life.

Last year we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. These stamps are a fitting tribute as we embark on the next 50 years of river protection in our country. Rivers connect us to our past, our future and each other. Honoring the importance of Wild and Scenic Rivers and committing ourselves to protecting more healthy, free-flowing rivers is one of the greatest gifts we can give to future generations.”

The first-day-of-issue event for the Wild and Scenic Rivers Commemorative Forever stamps will be held on Tuesday, May 21, at 11:00 a.m. PST at Tumalo State Park (64170 O.B. Riley Road, Bend, OR 97701). Admission is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP at usps.com/wildrivers.

About American Rivers

American Rivers believes every community in our country should have clean water and a healthy river. Since 1973, we have been protecting wild rivers, restoring damaged rivers and conserving clean water for people and nature. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., and offices across the country, we are the most effective river conservation organization in the United States, delivering solutions that will last for generations to come. Connect with us at AmericanRivers.org