On Friday, May16th, the US Post Office is releasing a new international rate stamp (for mail to Mexico and Canada), featuring a photo we shot of the 13 Mile Woods section of the Androscoggin River in Errol, New Hampshire. We’re honored and excited to have our artwork used in this way, especially since this photo was originally made as part of a photo project meant to build awareness and raise funds to create the Errol Community Forest, 5300+ acres of forest in 13 Mile Woods that is now dedicated to wildlife conservation, outdoor recreation and sustainable logging. (To see more photos from this project, go to our website, https://ecophotography.com, and plug in “13 Mile Woods in the search field.)
On May 16th at 1:00, the Errol, Milan, and Berlin post offices will be hosting a First Day of Sale and Stamp Ceremony to mark the debut of the stamp. The party is at Mollidgewock State Park, right next to the river on NH 16 in Errol. Marcy and the kids and I are all making the trip up, and the kids are really hoping to see their first moose!
The stamp is generating plenty of interest already with a few local papers and New Hampshire Public Radio all running stories about it recently. Here are a couple of story links:
Portsmouth Herald: www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080501/ENTERTAIN/80501013/
More announcements coming soon….