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FWS Director, DOI Secretary and Deputy Secretary 2020 stamp design at duck stamp sale event
Pictured from left to right: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Aurelia Skipwith,?U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt?and Deputy Secretary of the Interior Katharine MacGregor. Credit: Tami Heilemann/DOI


June 26, 2020
U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Katharine MacGregor and Service Director Aurelia Skipwith kicked off the first day of sale for the new 2020-2021 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp – commonly known as the Duck Stamp – by purchasing the first stamps today at Interior’s Washington headquarters. The new Duck Stamp and its younger sibling, the Junior Duck Stamp, are now available for purchase by hunters, birders, stamp collectors and others at official locations across the country and online.
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Monarch butter fly hovers on the right of a swamp milkweed and a bee hovers on the left of it.

麒麟岂是池中物Monarch butterfly and bumblebee on swamp milkweed in Michigan.Credit: Jim Hudgins/USFWS

Our Future Flies with Pollinators

June 25, 2020
With the country celebrating Pollinator Week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reiterates its commitment to conserving pollinators, which play a part in producing one out of every three bites of food consumed including berries, melons, apples, tomatoes, pumpkins, potatoes, almonds, spices, coffee and chocolate. Pollinators help produce approximately $40 billion worth of products around the world each year.
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Boats docked at Marina.

Boating Infrastructure Grant dollars at work on the Mississippi River Credit: USFWS/Mara Koenig

More Than $54 Million in Grants Will Help Keep Waters Clean, Support Outdoor Recreation

June 19, 2020
The Secretary of the Interior today announced $32.8 million in grants – with an additional non-federal match of $22 million – for states and communities to support outdoor recreation and help boaters keep America’s waters clean. The funding comes from the Clean Vessel Act program and the Boating Infrastructure Grant program, both of which provide much-needed funding to communities.
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