37¢ Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
Issue Date: March 14, 2003
City: Sebastian, Florida
Printed By: Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method: Lithographed
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 12 x 11.5
The Pelican Island stamp commemorates 100 years since the island became the first National Wildlife Refuge on March 14, 1903. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, who signed the executive order for Pelican Island, went on to establish 54 more refuges during his Presidency. Today, there are over 530 National Wildlife Refuges, covering nearly 95 million acres.