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Glorifying Gulf Islands

Ninth stamp features FL, MS seashore

The Gulf Islands National Seashore stamp
The Gulf Islands National Seashore stamp

The ninth entry on the upcoming pane of National Park Service stamps will showcase Gulf Islands National Seashore, which spans Florida and Mississippi.

The stamp image, previewed April 14, features a long-legged waterbird, one of 300 bird species found along the Gulf Islands. Twelve federally listed threatened or endangered species call the islands home.

The stamp pane, to be dedicated June 2, will commemorate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary in 2016.

USPS is releasing the images individually throughout April.

Grand Canyon National Park, Glacier Bay National Park and Reserve, Everglades National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Bandelier National MonumentAssateague Island National SeashoreArches National Park and Acadia National Park images have been released so far.

Individuals are asked to spread the news on social media using the hashtags #NPSStamps, #FindYourPark and #NPS100.

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