The 2016-2017 Michigan's Living Resources patch featuring the American robin, along with several patches from previous years, will be available for purchase on the Michigan e-store
through the end of September.
The Living Resources patch program has raised awareness of Michigan's nongame species for over 40 years, with the first Living Resources patch issued in 1975 featuring the Kirtland's warbler.
Proceeds from the sale of these patches goes into the Nongame Fish and Wildlife Fund
, which provides a source of funding for projects vital to the needs of Michigan's endangered, threatened and nongame animals, plants and their habitats.
Funds for these important management efforts also have been raised through voluntary check-off contributions on the state income tax form, sales of the wildlife habitat specialty license plate
and direct donations.
Today, those interested in contributing can support the fund through purchase of a wildlife habitat license plate, making a tax-deductible donation
or purchasing a patch.
Those who would like to request a mail-in order form can contact the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division at 517-284-WILD (9453).
Contact: Hannah Schauer, 517-388-9678